LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former UCLA student government leader pleaded no contest to sexual battery of a female student and is expected to serve a 180-day jail term, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Omar Arce, 22, entered a no contest plea to seven counts of sexual battery, four counts of battery and one count of false imprisonment, officials said.
Arce will be formally sentenced in a year, but in the meantime, he is required to stay away from UCLA, which has already expelled him, stay away from the victim, abstain from alcohol and stay away from places where alcohol is the chief item for sale.
Arce faces a year in jail and a requirement to register as a sex offender if he fails to comply, according to the City Attorney’s Office.
A female student had filed a report against Arce, who was a member of the university’s Undergraduate Students Association Council and served as a community service commissioner. Arce was arrested on April 2 by UCLA police.
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