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A 26-year-old man was charged with assaulting two women this week at California State University, Northridge, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Peter Wei (dob 1/24/92) of Northridge faces two felony counts of assault to commit a felony, including rape, sodomy or oral copulation, and one misdemeanor count each of battery and resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer.

He is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch. Prosecutors are requesting that bail is set at $1 million.

Wei allegedly assaulted one woman on Nov. 27 near a parking lot on campus and a second victim on Nov. 28, prosecutors said.

He faces a possible maximum penalty of almost 13 years and six months in state prison if convicted as charged.

The case remains under investigation by the Cal State Northridge Department of Police Services.

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Friday, Dec 6, 2019
Although they might be training to become master chefs, no one is above having fun with a gingerbread house competition during the holiday season.
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019
College of the Canyons officials announced Tuesday they plan to refund $31 million of a recent outstanding general obligation bond, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next two decades, according to COC.
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019
College of the Canyons refunded $31 million of outstanding general obligation bond debt. The district’s taxpayers will have cash flow savings of $8.3 million over the next 23 years. This represents an overall savings of 12.96 percent of the bonds that were refunded.
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Monday, Dec 2, 2019
The Wednesday, December 4 agenda for the Santa Clarita Community College District’s Board of Trustees business meeting has been posted.
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