Community Update on Reported Fondling

Students, Faculty and Staff,

As I wrote to you Tuesday morning, we received a report on Monday evening, October 17, 2016, that a guest of a Middlebury student fondled another student in a residence hall while claiming to be conducting a research experiment.  The Middlebury Police Department (MPD) responded to investigate and Public Safety issued the individual a trespass notice. 

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the MPD arrested the individual, Nam Vu Bui, of Houston, Texas, on charges of Sexual Assault and Voyeurism.  His arraignment took place today, ­Wednesday, October 19, 2016, ­and he is now being held without bail pending a weight of the evidence hearing at a future date.

Middlebury College takes these charges very seriously and is cooperating with the Middlebury Police.  Our priority is ensuring the safety of our campus and providing resources and support for the members of our community.

Below is a photograph of Nam Vu Bui.  Anyone with information about him is asked to contact the Middlebury Police Department or Public Safety.




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Daniel V. Gaiotti
Associate Director of Public Safety
125 South Main Street
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-5133