Pierce Hunter, a 19-year-old sophomore at UC Davis and San Ramon Valley High School alumni, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, according to reports in the Davis Enterprise and KCRA in Sacramento.
"He was taken into custody on attempted rape and forced oral copulation last Thursday (April 22)," Captain Joyce Souza of the UC Davis Police Department confirmed Tuesday. "This was a delayed reporting. However, the (alleged) victim involved in that had been exposed to some escalated aggressive behaviorâ€¦ There were some threats made, so out of fear, the (alleged) 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 alleged victim, a fellow student, knew each other.
Hunter, a member of the U.C. Davis swim team, reportedly is from Pleasanton and graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 2008, and was a member of the swim team there as well.
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.