- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting and choking a woman (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Attorneys for a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting an acquaintance are asking people to wait for the facts.

Twenty-year-old Alec Cook of Edina (ee-DYE’-nuh), Minnesota, is facing nine charges, including false imprisonment and strangulation, in a case involving a female acquaintance. Cook is expected to face additional charges after investigators say they were contacted by dozens of other women.

Cook’s attorneys said in a statement Wednesday that Cook “seemingly has been charged, tried, and convicted.” The attorneys add that “blind acceptance” of accusations “leads to the stigmatization of innocent people.”

Cook has denied the allegations. He’s scheduled to appear Thursday in Dane County Circuit Court.

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11:15 a.m.

A University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting and choking a woman is expected to face additional charges after investigators say they were contacted by dozens of other women.

Police say officers searching Alec Cook’s Madison apartment found a black book with names of women he had met and what he wanted to do with them, including his sexual desires.

The 20-year-old student, who has been suspended by the university, faces nine charges involving a woman who says she was strangled and assaulted at his apartment Oct. 12. Cook has denied the allegations. A call to his attorney by The Associated Press wasn’t immediately returned.

Dane County prosecutors have said additional charges will be filed involving three other women. Cook has a court appearance Thursday.


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