The 19-year-old male student told officers he was assaulted by a male suspect while walking down an alley near N. Market Street. The victim was not injured as a result of the assault and did not require medical attention.
A subsequent investigation conducted by the Salem Police Department and the Roanoke College Office of Campus Safety led to the arrest of 25-year-old Hung Phi Nguyen from Roanoke. The suspect was taken into custody on campus in Salem, at approximately 1 a.m. on September 11, and charged with sexual battery. He has been released on bond from the Roanoke County/Salem jail.
Submitted by Mike Stevens, city of Salem