Alec Cook, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin, was charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment against five women last week. The disturbing details that have since been released have shocked and horrified the Wisconsin campus and students worldwide. Cook is alleged to have committed 15 crimes against women involving sexual assault and false imprisonment in addition to strangulation. According to police and prosecutors, Cook befriended students before entrapping and attacking them.
Since the arrest on Thursday, dozens of women have come forward. The police presented the existence of a notebook kept by Cook which detailed plans of attacks on his victims. Cook and his attorneys have insisted that the sex was consensual with no foul play taking place. Despite pleading not guilty, Cook has been suspended from the university.