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UCLA Student to Face Assault, False Imprisonment Charges

WESTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — A UCLA student suspected of choking a woman at a fraternity party will face charges of assault with intent to commit rape and false imprisonment, according to campus police.

Investigators say 20-year-old Paul Meyer, who lives at the Theta Chi fraternity house on Gayley Avenue, attacked the female student who was also attending the party around 2:30 a.m. Friday, March 8.

Meyer was arrested without a struggle at the house and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.

According to police, Meyer and the woman knew each other, but the extent of their relationship was not disclosed.

The woman was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and later released.

Meyer was also hospitalized briefly for an undisclosed reason.

He faces a March 12 arraignment hearing.