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Suspect in Jan. 30 Crime Bulletin Arrested and Charged

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2022) — UK Police (UKPD) have arrested the suspect referenced in a crime bulletin distributed to the UK campus on Jan. 30.

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, UKPD responded to the area of Hilltop Avenue and Woodland Avenue in reference to a suspicious male subject matching the description of the suspect in the Jan. 30 crime bulletin for assault and attempted sexual abuse. UKPD patrol officers located Aaron Elliot, 34, of Lexington, Kentucky, and took him into custody where he was interviewed by detectives with the UKPD Special Victims Unit (SVU). 

Elliot subsequently admitted to the reported assault and attempted sexual abuse that took place in the Woodland Glen area two days prior. Elliot was arrested and charged with Assault 4th Degree and Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree. He was transported and booked into the Fayette County Detention Center.