A third victim of sexual assault has come out and told Madison police that her assailant was a Madison man already arrested on sexual assault charges.
The victim’s apparent assailant, the 20-year-old Alec R. Cook, had been arrested five days before her confession, on Monday, October 17. He is facing two counts that including second-degree sexual assault, strangulation, battery and false imprisonment. Cook was arrested on the initial complaint from a 20-year-old woman, who was attacked around 11:30 p.m. on October 12.
One other woman followed suit following the arrest and came forward with her own stories of assault from the same man, prompting further counts of sexual assault of varying degrees. The third woman came forward on Friday, October 21, and revealed that Cook had been assaulting women for over a year now.
Cook’s school, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, placed the man on immediate emergency suspension due to the degree of allegations and subsequent effect seen on the university.
Statistics show that one in every three female university students will be sexually assaulted over the course of their studies. Sexual assault can take away someone’s feelings of well-being and emotional stability, as well as other things. Contact one of our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your sexual assault case and determine if there is any way we can help you. Call us today at (414) 271-0900.