John David Mahaffey, 19, was arrested by SMU police and charged with the sexual assault of another male student on campus Tuesday night, according to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office.
According to an SMU campus alert, at 3 a.m. Sunday a victim was assaulted twice at two different locations on campus. The first took place at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, with the second at the Airline Parking Garage near the north end of the campus.
SMU spokesman Kent Best said SMU Police arrested a student for an alleged sexual assault that occurred Sept. 23 on the SMU campus. He said SMU police will present the findings of its investigation to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. The student is temporarily banned from campus pending further investigation.
SMU’s The Daily Campus first reported the story late Thursday night. According to the article, Mahaffey is a fourth-generation SMU student whose great-great grandfather was a member of the founding committee for the university and an interim professor when the university opened.
Mahaffey was booked into the Dallas County Jail Tuesday and posted a $25,000 bond Wednesday, according to Dallas County media relations.
This was the fourth sexual assault reported on campus this year.