RALEIGH — A North Carolina State University student told police that a man touched her sexually while she was walking on campus shortly before 7 a.m. Friday, then walked off.
The woman told police she was on steps leading to the Brickyard, near Dabney Hall, when the man came from behind her and touched her clothing on her buttocks and her genital area.
No weapons were involved and she was not hurt, police said.
Around midday, N.C. State University police arrested Ryan McNeil Jr., 21, and charged him with one count of sexual battery, according to the police department. When he was arrested, he provided the name and identification of a Deearl Creech, 36. When police discovered that was a false identity, they also charged him with one count of felony identity theft.
Police described the man as black, in his 30s, approximately 5-8 to 5-9 with an average build and facial hair. He was wearing yellow- or gold-frame glasses, a gray and green fishing-style brimmed hat, a light blue or gray T-shirt with a world map on it and , blue jeans.
They distributed a picture captured earlier on a campus security camera of a man resembling the description.