NDSU sexual assault suspect turns himself in
A suspect in a Dec 20 sexual assault near the North Dakota State University campus has turned himself in after police called for the public's help in locating the man. The Fargo Police Department announced that Stanley Joe Busche, 39, turned hims...
A suspect in a Dec 20 sexual assault near the North Dakota State University campus has turned himself in after police called for the public’s help in locating the man.
The Fargo Police Department announced that Stanley Joe Busche, 39, turned himself into law enforcement today.
He’s now being held at the Cass County Jail on charges of gross sexual imposition, terrorizing and two counts of attempted sexual imposition, according to a news release from the police.
Police named Busche as a person of interest and later a suspect on Saturday in the recent sexual assault.
On Dec. 20, a knife-wielding man entered the Bison Arms apartment building near the NDSU campus and ordered three international students to take off their clothes.
Police said the man assaulted one of the victims and was attempting to assault another when the victims escaped the room and got help. The man fled the scene and police were unable to locate him that night.
Busche became a person of interest in the case after police released trail camera photos from the area of the apartment taken in April while officers investigated several peeping incidents.
While police made an arrest in that case, other images showed another individual who officials now believe may be Busche.
Busche was interviewed about the sexual assault late Friday afternoon, but there wasn’t enough evidence to detain him at that time. Officers were contacted by Busche’s family late Friday night, saying they were concerned about suicidal statements he had made to them, and police issued a call Saturday for the public’s help in finding the man.