St. Kate's sexual assault: Suspect arrested

Police say this sketch helped them identify and arrest the suspect.
Police say this sketch helped them identify and arrest the suspect.

This afternoon, Minneapolis police announced they have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a sexual assault that happened in Riverside Park near St. Kate's campus earlier this month.

SEE ALSO: Minneapolis police release sketch of suspect in St. Kate's sexual assault

Louis Oliver, 48, was arrested by St. Paul officers responding to a suspicious activity call at Region's Hospital on Tuesday night. His booking photo is currently unavailable, but after the November 19 assault the MPD released the above sketch of the suspect.

An MPD press release provides more information about the circumstances of Oliver's arrest:

The case was assigned to Sergeant David Mattson of the Minneapolis Police Department's Sex Crimes Unit. Sergeant Mattson pursued various leads and spoke to numerous people regarding this case.

On November 27, security officers at Region's Hospital in Saint Paul received a complaint that a suspicious male was approaching females near the parking area. The male was detained and Ramsey County deputies assisted in identify the male. One of the Ramsey County deputies remembered the composite sketch that was released on November 27. The male bore a striking resemblance to the sketch. The male was booked on an unrelated outstanding warrant and held at the Ramsey County Jail.

Ramsey County authorities notified Sergeant Mattson. Sergeant Mattson interviewed Louis Richard Oliver AKA Terry NMN Woods (date of birth 10-27-1964) afterward, the male was transported to the Hennepin County Jail and book for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree.

A first-degree criminal sexual assault carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.

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