Updated: No Charges Will Be Filed | Man at 'Occupy D.C.' Arrested for Sexual Assault, U.S. Park Police Withholding Name
Update (6:00 p.m. Eastern): Charges will not be filed in this incident, NBCWashington.com is reporting, noting that the U.S. Attorney's office is not commenting on the matter.
The Associated Press is reporting this afternoon that a man at the Occupy D.C. camp was arrested on Monday evening and charged with sexual assault and theft. The squatters' camp in McPherson Square is national park land, so the man is in federal custody. At this point, however, the U.S. Park Police have not released the suspect's name.
"Occupy DC members say the accuser was living in McPherson Square," the AP reported. It remains to be seen what coverage if any the networks will devote to this arrest and/or to the National Park Service's failure to release the name of the suspect.