ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Police at the University of Central Florida have made an arrest in their investigation into multiple reports of a man trying to inappropriately grab women on campus.
Abdullah Mohammed Zaman, 30, was arrested on three counts of battery- first degree misdemeanor and one count of attempted battery. UCFPD intends to file at large for a fifth battery charge.
Two students came forward last month after seeing all the recent alerts, and last week, investigators released a sketch of the suspect.
UCFPD says the suspicious incidents date back to November. One woman reported on Nov. 10 that a man followed her from the Business Administration 2 Building to Parking Garage C, asked her for help with his car, and then touched her thigh. The most recent attack, which happened early last week, was also in Parking Garage C, and the student gave police a very similar description of what happened.
"Surveillance video and Wi-Fi and digital key logs helped police identify Zaman as a suspect," said UCF spokesperson Courtney Gilmartin. "Four of the five victims also positively selected Zaman out of a photo lineup and identified him as the man who approached them."
Zaman is a current student working toward a PhD in electrical engineering.