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Police: Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault on University of Vermont Campus

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    Sexual Assault Reported on UVM Campus

    Police say the sexual assault occurred on the University of Vermont's Burlington campus, and the suspect has been identified as Tyson Cyphers.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019)

    A man has been arrested for allegedly committing a sexual assault at the University of Vermont.

    Police say the assault happened Saturday on the Burlington campus.

    The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Tyson Cyphers, who is currently on the Vermont sex offender registry.

    Following the alleged assault, police say Cyphers stole multiple items from the victim before fleeing the scene.

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    "UVM is deeply concerned about this sexual assault and grand larceny incident," the school said in a statement. "We are thankful for the prompt police action that resulted in the suspect’s arrest."

    Detectives say Cyphers was known to the victim, and police do not believe that there is any ongoing threat to the community.

    Counseling and support services, including a victim's advocate, are available to the victim and any other individuals who may have been affected by the incident, the school said in a statement.

    UVM Police Services is working closely with other agencies.

    Cyphers is being held on $100,000 bail and will be arraigned Monday. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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