Pierce Hunter, a 19-year-old sophomore at UC Davis has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, according to reports in the Davis Enterprise and KCRA in Sacramento.
According to his college profile and those newspapers, Hunter's hometown is Pleasanton and he graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 2008.
"He was taken into custody on attempted rape and forced oral copulation last Thursday (April 22)," Captain Joyce Souza of the U.C. Davis Police Department confirmed Tuesday. "This was a delayed reporting. However, the victim involved in that had been exposed to some escalated aggressive behavior… There were some threats made, so out of fear, the victim came forward."
Souza said the initial incident occurred more than two months ago in a residence hall on campus, and that Hunter and the victim, a fellow student, knew each other.
Hunter, a member of the U.C. Davis swim team, was also a member of the swim team at San Ramon Valley High.
Souza said the case remains under investigation and has asked for any others who might be victims to come forward. So far, she said, there's no indication that there are others.
However, Souza said any local victims should contact police in their area, adding, "if they have information, we can still help them."
Hunter was ordered held in Yolo County Jail on $150,000 bond.