No Charges Filed Against SDSU Student Accused of Sex Assault

The San Diego County District Attorney's office has declined to file charges against a San Diego State University student arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault.

The DA's office decided not to pursue the case against Francisco Paiva Sousa, 20. He was arrested Dec. 8 on suspicion of oral copulation with force and false imprisonment with force, campus police told NBC 7 at the time.

However, after Sousa posted a $100,000 bail, his scheduled Dec. 18 arraignment was canceled, and the case was officially rejected on Jan. 28, the DA's office says. A spokesperson did not explain why.

Sousa's arrest came amid 13 reported sex assaults on or around the SDSU campus in one semester.

Of those 13 incidents, nine were classified as rape, three as oral copulation and one as sexual penetration. Seven happened at locations classified as a fraternity, five occurred in residence halls and one at the Granada Apartments, according to data obtained by NBC 7.

No other arrests have been made in the cases.

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