ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) - A dorm leader at Elizabeth City State University has been charged for entering a female student's room twice this year, in an attempt to have sexual contact with her.
According to court paperwork obtained by WAVY.com, 29-year-old Anthony Olan Butler, Jr. is accused of entering the woman's room at Butler Hall on the ECSU campus once between Feb. 13, 2013 and March 9, 2013 and again April 5, 2013.
During the first incident, Butler is accused of attempting to hug and kiss the woman, then fondling her buttocks. Documents state he then got into her bed and attempted to spread her legs.
Following this, Butler was charged with breaking and entering and two counts of sexual battery.
During the April incident, he came back to the same woman's room, grabbed her by the waist and attempted to push her onto her bed. For this, he was charged with breaking and entering and assault on a female.
According to officials, Butler worked as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team.
Butler bailed out of a $5,000 bond and is due back in court May 16.
The following is a statement from Kesha Williams, the university's relations and marketing director:
Anthony O. Butler Jr., worked as a temporary Residence Security Officer for Elizabeth City State University, but has been suspended without pay from that position. Butler also previously served in an unpaid, volunteer capacity as an assistant coach for the ECSU Lady Vikings. He has been severed from that position. To protect the integrity of the ongoing law enforcement investigation, the university will have no further comment at this time.
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