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Press Release

J. Lyle Bootman, PhD, ScD, Indicted on Sexual Assault Charge

Sent on 10/28/2015 3:23:48 PM

Detectives with the Sex Crimes Unit brought to conclusion an investigation of sexual assault allegations against Jessie Lyle Bootman, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona. The incident occurred on October 2, 2015. The victim is an adult female. Detectives learned the victim was sexually assaulted in the professor’s home. The next morning the victim awoke with multiple injuries, some indicative of sexual assault. Detectives served a search warrant at Bootman’s residence and found incriminating evidence. Combined with the victim’s statements, results of the victim’s medical examination, and additional evidence, detectives had developed the means to present the case to the County Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Bootman was formally indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in court today. He was charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse and Aggravated Assault.


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