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Brandon Thompson, a 26-year-old local resident, refused to remain at the scene of the crime and drove off in his vehicle.
Madison police confirmed his clothing matched surveillance video that captured him walking behind the survivor before the alleged assault. Thompson’s vehicle was pulled over for a registration violation at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday morning and was booked into jail at 7:02 a.m. He was arrested on charges of first degree sexual assault, first degree reckless battery and strangulation. The 20-year-old University of Wisconsin student was found around 3:20 a.m. Sunday between two houses in Madison, Wisconsin. A stranger reportedly grabbed her from the street and dragged her between two houses, where a neighbor heard her scream for help. The survivor was left with life-threatening injuries after the suspect brutally beat, sexually assaulted and strangled her. “This case will not be complete until this cowardly attacker receives the justice he deserves,” said Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes.
Brandon Thompson is 26 years old.
Coward who raped and beat Wisconsin student posed as bystander after assault
The victim shows “serious signs of physical trauma” and is in “critical condition.” But she is expected to survive. Online records show Thompson lived in Brooklyn, near Madison in Wisconsin, and had previous addresses near the UW-Milwaukee campus. Thompson is represented by attorney Jessa Nicholson Goetz and her firm, Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C. “Brandon graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a minor in Psychology,” Goetz said in the statement to News 3 Now. “He grew up in a military family, and his father served in the military until his retirement and then worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs,” the statement reads. Authorities said there was no connection between the suspect and the victim. A neighbor told WISN 12 News that the survivor was walking on a sidewalk when she was forced into an area between two homes at Bedford and Wilson streets, where a homeowner heard her calling for help.
Her fellow students were “terrified” of a repeat attack. Azza Bayoudh, a student at the University of Wisconsin, said she was petrified when police began knocking on students’ doors at 4 a.m. after the attack. “It was a bit scary because I thought it could have been me,” Bayoudh told WISN 12. “So that’s what scared me.” So now we have our doors closed and we hope they catch whoever it was. The University sent out an email about the incident, warning students to remain “vigilant” and “aware of their safety and surroundings.” During a press conference, Madison Deputy Police Chief Paige Valenta confirmed that they collected DNA evidence from the scene and added that they had called in multiple resources to investigate the incident. She said: ‘My heart goes out to the victim and her family. “We have reached out to our partners in the Madison area, including the University of Washington Police Department, to ensure they are supported as they attempt to address this terrible crime.”