A third victim has come forward in the sexual assault case against University of Wisconsin senior Alec Cook.
Cook is now facing six counts of second degree sexual assault, one count of third degree sexual assault, three counts of battery and one count of strangulation and false imprisonment.
The current charges Cook faces span two separate cases.
Madison Police Department detectives are recommending Cook face additional charges of second degree sexual assault and false imprisonment, MPD spokesperson Joel DeSpain, said.
According to the MPD incident report, a third 20-year-old victim alleged Cook sexually assaulted her at a downtown apartment in 2015.
The third victim, along with the two prior victims, are all UW students, DeSpain said.
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MPD continues to receive new information and welcomes any other victims to step forward, DeSpain said.
The second victim told detectives she came forward because she felt “empowered” after the initial victim filed charges against Cook.
Though Cook has been released on a signature bond, he is prohibited from being on UW property, according to court records.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.