FSU Frat Says it was a "Blessing" to Help Sexual Assault Victim

FSU Frat Says it was a "Blessing" to Help Sexual Assault Victim
Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-06 09:17:30-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Several members of the Florida State Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi are bucking the trend of negative headlines after they helped police arrest a sexual assault suspect.

Just after midnight Wednesday, several of the frat members saw a woman who was in distress and it looked like she was being accosted by a man.

Several of the frat members tried to chase the suspect down. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Leon County Jail. As it turned out, he had just been release from prison a few days prior to the attack.

"I just wanted to explain how much of a blessing it was for us to be in the right place at the right time," said Bashari James, who was one of the people who helped in the attack.

James said that the victim has been in touch. "She's doing very well, she actually reached out to me last night. And she was thanking us for being there and helping her. She was explaining how she was in a traumatized state that she didn't know what was going on."

FSU Police Chief David Perry said the department is very grateful for what the men did. “With their help, and swift coordination with our uniformed and plainclothes officers, FSU stood united to stop this offender and ensure he was taken into custody. We want to say loudly and clearly that anyone who seeks to harm our students will be dealt with using every resource we have.”