Utah Valley Community College police have recommended that a 12-year-old boy arrested Monday in connection with two sexual assaults on campus not be released from juvenile detention.
UVCC Police Chief Ron Greenleaf said the boy, who police believe groped two women late Monday afternoon, is a threat to society.Police allege the boy, whose name was not released, touched a woman's breasts in a parking about 5 p.m. and fled.
About 10 minutes later, the boy allegedly pinned another woman to the ground with his knee and groped her while trying to pull her sweater off, Greenleaf said. The woman was in a parking lot attempting to get into her car.
"The second one was fairly violent," Greenleaf said. The women had trouble fending the attacker off because "he's big for his age," he added.
Greenleaf complimented both victims for reporting the crimes. One woman told UVCC police, and the other drove to the Orem Police Department.
UVCC and Orem police officers apprehended the boy on campus less than an hour after the incidents occurred. Greenleaf said both victims positively identified their attacker.
UVCC police haven't received a sexual assault report on campus for at least the past 10 years, Greenleaf said.