Hastings Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting College Student

Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 47-year-old Hastings man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a St. Catherine’s student last November, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said.

Louis Richard Oliver pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual conduct in Hennepin County District Court. He is expected to be sentenced to more than 21 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

The sexual assault happened on Nov. 19, 2012, when the student was walking to a St. Catherine’s building near Minneapolis’ Riverside Park. Oliver approached the student, demanded money and took her to a wooded area, claiming he had a gun.

Oliver stole the student’s backpack, wallet, credit cards, hit her in the face, and sexually assaulted her before she could escape and get help.

Oliver was arrested later that month when a Ramsey County deputy thought Oliver matched a composite sketch the student worked on.

The deputy made contact with Oliver after he was…

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