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July 10, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Man in Sexual Assault of UCLA Exchange Student at Campus Housing

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Jeffery Brewer, Jr. is charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a UCLA exchange student at her campus housing on July 5

WEST LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Jeffery Brewer, Jr. is charged with breaking into a UCLA student housing apartment occupied by two female exchange students, and sexually assaulting one of them on July 5.

“The brutal and violent sexual assault experienced by this survivor at the hands of the alleged suspect is profoundly disturbing and unfathomable, and will not be tolerated,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Our thoughts are with the victims and students during this incredibly challenging time. We are dedicated to ensuring the offender faces appropriate consequences for his actions and that justice is achieved.”

Jeffery Stott Brewer, Jr. (dob 10/03/82) is charged in case 24ARCF00986with one count of sexual penetration by use of force; and one count of first-degree residential burglary with person present.

It is further alleged that Brewer committed the sexual assault during the commission of a burglary of the first degree.  

Brewer was arraigned on July 9 and pleaded not guilty to all charges. A preliminary hearing setting is set for August 13 in Dept. 31 of the Airport Courthouse.

On July 5, at approx. 1:30 a.m., Brewer allegedly loitered outside of a UCLA student housing building before entering one of the residences. Brewer then knocked on one of the apartment doors and entered when a student opened the door. He then left when he was asked to leave by two student residents.

Less than an hour later at approximately 2:40 a.m., Brewer allegedly broke into another residence within the same student housing, went into one of the student’s bedrooms and sexually assaulted her.

Brewer is being held on $1,150,000 bail. If convicted as charged, Brewer faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life, plus 6 years, in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the University of California Los Angeles Police Department.