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Stanford student arrested on suspicion of rape

Officers with the Stanford University Department of Public Safety arrested a third-year Stanford undergraduate Thursday, Oct. 24, on suspicion of rape.

Nathan Charles Peterson, 20, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of rape and penetration by a foreign object. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. The female student is an 18-year-old Stanford freshman, police said

The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.19, in a dormitory room on the Stanford campus, police said. The two students allegedly first met about one week prior to the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information about this or similar incidents is urged to call Detective Dody Bracken at (650) 725-2138.



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