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Man pleads guilty to sexual assaults near SDSU

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 20:03:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man who groped and sexually assaulted four female students as they walked to their off-campus housing near SDSU pleaded guilty Monday.

Minda Shewangizaw, 20, pleaded guilty to charges including felony and misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and sexual battery.

All four victims in the case, who ranged in age from 17 to 19, testified during the preliminary hearing.

One of the victims said she and her roommate were walking home after midnight when Shewangizaw came up behind her and “grabbed her butt.

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”Her roommate said she noticed someone walking behind them before he began to chase them. "I said, You need to leave. He grabbed my hand and pulled me toward him. He pulled my shirt down and grabbed my breast."

She said she kicked Shewangizaw and was able to break free.

Another victim testified that she and another woman were on a pedestrian bridge heading back to their dorm when she heard footsteps and was smacked on her “behind” by Schewangizaw.

"I was livid. I said, What are you doing? Don't do that! He laughed it off."

She said she kept walking when the defendant made a remark about her breasts before pulling her shirt down and putting his hands on her chest.

A witness said Shewangizaw then grabbed her breast and buttocks and trapped her against a rail before laughing and walking away.

The sentencing is scheduled for June 12.