Arrest Made After UNC Charlotte Student Sexually Assaulted In Dorm Room

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have made an arrest after a UNC Charlotte student said she was sexually assaulted inside her dorm room. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Damien Pruitt on Friday afternoon. 

The victim told detectives that an unknown man entered her room in Pine Hall early Friday morning and sexually assaulted her. Police say Pruitt was let into the dorm by the victim’s suitemate. He then gained access into the victim’s room.

Investigators say the room was accessed by card swipe system, so there was no forced entry.  

Campus officials say Pruitt is not a student or employee of the university.