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Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 4:02 p.m.

Police: U-M dorm attacker charged in string of sex crimes

By Lee Higgins


University of Michigan police released these images last week of a man they were seeking in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in a residence hall. Adam Hester, 24, of Canton has been charged in the case, police said today.

A Canton man has been charged in connection with a string of crimes on the University of Michigan campus, including a sexual assault on a woman in the East Quad dormitory last month and several indecent exposure incidents.

Adam Hester, 24, was arraigned this afternoon at the Washtenaw County Jail on charges of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, capturing an image of an unclothed person, indecent exposure, assault, resisting and obstructing police and two counts each of aggravated indecent exposure and receiving and concealing stolen property.

He is being held on a $100,000 cash bond, university police spokeswoman Diane Brown said. Hester was arrested early Saturday morning, police said, shortly after he allegedly touched a female student and videotaped it.

At 11:59 p.m. Friday, police said Hester touched the woman's ankle as she was walking up some stairs in Angell Hall while he videotaped it. The woman walked outside and saw a police officer who returned to the building with her, Brown said. The victim pointed out Hester to the officer. When the officer said he wanted to speak with Hester, police said Hester attempted to get away, but was apprehended. Earlier that day, police said Hester exposed himself at Tisch Hall. He also is accused of exposing himself on Oct. 31 at a campus building and earlier that month at the Hatcher Graduate Library.

In one case, police said Hester is accused of possessing a picture of a woman in a bathroom stall on campus. The victim has not yet been identified, Brown said.

On Oct. 30, in the most serious incident, police said a 19-year-old woman was walking about 1:45 a.m. in the East Quad dormitory, where she lives, when Hester approached her from behind. Police said he reached under her clothes and grabbed her buttocks, then fled down a nearby stairwell. Brown said Hester is the same man pictured in surveillance photographs released last week in that case.

Hester also is accused of possessing a laptop computer that was reported stolen Oct. 20 from the Computer Science and Engineering building. In addition, police said he had an iPod that was reported stolen March 14 from Weill Hall. Brown said the investigation continues.

So far, nothing leads police to believe Hester is responsible for a string of attacks on women in Ann Arbor during the summer.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 23.


Berda Green

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 2:39 a.m.

keep him in jail and he needs to see a doctor something is really wrong with this kid lord have mercy he need some real help


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 1:51 p.m.

It was good that there was a police officer nearby that could that be notified. That was critical in being able to apprehend this subject.


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 2:33 p.m.

Yup extremely critical. He would have been arrested eventually but this was a very fortunate time for the officer to be doing his patrol.

Wolf's Bane

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 1:08 p.m.

Judge Melinda Morris has a special place for sex offenders, it is called freedom.


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 12:49 p.m.

What is the difference between "indecent exposure" and "aggravated indecent exposure"?


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 4:10 a.m.

How long before judge Morris sentences him to a weekend in jail?


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 3:49 a.m.

Keep a hold on him! Good Job Police!!

david st. crystal

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 2:34 a.m.

This is so racist. If it was a white guy sexual assaulting women, do you really think...oh wait it's not racist at all.


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 1:36 a.m.

There once was a fellow named Hester. Was more creepy than your uncle Fester. And in spite of it all, on the dorms he'll still call. When he gets another chance next semester.


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 12:32 a.m.

Another predator from OUT OF TOWN hath wrought his filth upon us!!

Chris 8 - YPSI PRIDE

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 12:23 a.m.

There are 50 or more in every City. Threy just haven't been "Exposed" yet. LOL


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 10:17 p.m.

Oh Great .... I moved my family to Canton to get away from this kind of creep!


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 9:07 p.m.

Oh gosh, I sure hope they didn't identify him by race. The security photos obviously "discriminated against him".


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 2:36 p.m.

What are you talking about, identify him by race? What do you mean? Are you insinuating that should emphasize this guys race for some reason? How would that further the narrative of this story in any way?


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 10:19 p.m.

What? Get a grip.