Clarification appended.

Mohammed Nasser Al-Mashrafi is facing nine charges in his arraignment on Dec. 26.

Al-Mashrafi, 23, of Athens, is being charged on three counts of gross sexual imposition, rape, kidnapping, intimidation of a victim, public indecency and two counts of menacing by stalking.

He was arrested on Dec. 5 for rape and abduction by the Athens Police Department. APD received a report of sexual assault that occurred in the uptown area at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. 

Ohio University Police Department responded to social media reactions after his arrest. Al-Mashrafi first came to the attention of OUPD on Nov. 19 as a result of a suspicious person report made at Alden Library. 

At the time, Al-Mashrafi had not been identified, but subsequent reports indicated he had been engaging in behavior that made people uncomfortable. On Dec. 4, OUPD was able to locate, identify and interview Al-Mashrafi. 

The officer interviewed Al-Mashrafi was unable to find a reason to arrest him since his behavior did not raise to the level of a crime, according to a previous Post report. The officer warned Al-Mashrafi about how his actions were being perceived and instructed him to stop the concerning behavior.

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Clarification: A previous version of this report listed Al-Mashrafi’s surname as being Nasser. According to the Ohio University Police Department, “Nasser” is one of Al-Mashrafi’s several given names. The article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information. 

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