Man accused of assaulting, fondling CofC coeds now in custody

Richard James Jarecki, 23, of James Island

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The man who Charleston Police say assaulted and fondled three College of Charleston students is in police custody.

Richard James Jarecki, 23, of James Island, was initially charged with one count of assault and battery in the 2nd degree. Two additional charges of assault and battery 2nd degree were filed against him on Thursday.

The incidents occurred on Tuesday, January 23 between 8:50 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.

Two of the victims notified the police Tuesday night after the incidents occurred. The third victim notified police about the incident Wednesday morning.

We are working to learn when the James Island man will face a bond court judge.

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