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UNMPD arrests man accused of attacking female student

The UNMPD arrested a man who was accused of harassing and physically attacking a 
female student.

The accused unlawfully touched a female student and held her against her will “when she tried to pull away”, according to a UNMPD press release.

“Henry Budford of Brimhall, 50, is charged with false imprisonment in connection with an incident Monday morning, Aug. 10, outside the UNM Bookstore near Central South West,” the document said.

The student had reported to police that she saw a man asking for food and she helped him out. According to the police report, the man then asked permission to pray with her. Once she permitted, the accused grabbed her and placed his face on her clothed chest several times. The man then grabbed her breast when she recoiled.

The University had issued a Lobo Advisory informing students about the incident and requesting them to report any information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspect.

“On Tuesday, police received a call of a man fitting the description near the statues east of Popejoy Hall. Officers arrested him on two outstanding warrants of domestic violence and shoplifting, then booked him into the Metro Detention Center. After a follow-up investigation and a positive identification by the student through a photo line-up, UNMPD obtained a warrant against Budford on charges of false imprisonment,” according to the press release.

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