Hearing for SDSU sex assault suspect canceled

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Francisco Paiva Sousa

Francisco Paiva Sousa, 20, was taken into custody on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman during a party near SDSU.

SAN DIEGO — The case against a San Diego State University student suspected of sexually assaulting a woman during a party near the campus remained under review Thursday.

Francisco Paiva Sousa, 20, was initially scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, but District Attorney’s Office spokesman Steve Walker said late this morning that the case had been taken off the court calendar.

He said the investigation is continuing, and the case remains under review for the possible filing of criminal charges.

Sousa was taken into custody about 2:15 p.m. on Dec. 9, but has since bailed out of jail, according to university police.

The alleged assault was reported at a home in the 5000 block of College Avenue on Dec. 7, after the unnamed woman identified Sousa as her alleged assailant, according to police.


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