PORTLAND A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Portland State University Monday vigorously denied the allegations Tuesday.
Akrem Elrajoubi, 29, grabbed a woman s arm Monday around 11 a.m., according to a spokesman for Portland State University. Eklrajoubi then allegedly tried to pull the woman into a bathroom while attempting to touch her chest at the Extended Studies Building at PSU.
Campus public safety officers spoke with the victim following the assault. They arrested Elrajoubi and charged him with felony sex abuse.
Elrajoubi spoke with KGW Tuesday morning and denied the charge.
That did not happen. Maybe she claim it did, but she is liar, he said. I didn't do that. I just talked to her.
Elrajoubi, who speaks broken English, appeared in court Tuesday. Because an interpreter was not available, the arraignment was continued until Wednesday. He was released on bail.
This assault is just two months after a man followed a woman into PSU and allegedly assaulted her in an elevator.
In June, a 40-year-old former Hillsboro teacher was arrested for sex abuse after he allegedly assaulted a woman at Portland State University. Nate Justin Wheeler followed a woman from a MAX train into PSU , where he reportedly attempted to tear off her clothes in an elevator.
PSU president Wim Wiewel assembled a task force in April to examine the effectiveness of public safety on the PSU campus. The task force was set to make recommendations on November 1.