Crime, Fire + Courts

Davis man gets prison for assault on UCD foreign exchange student

By June 3, 2011

A 70-year-old Davis man was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison Friday in connection with the April sexual assault of a UC Davis foreign exchange student, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.

Kenneth Arthur Tice pleaded no contest on May 24 to charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment with force and violence, District Attorney Jeff Reisig said in a news release.

Prosecutors said the 21-year-old student met Tice while visiting the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter for the homeless last fall. A friendship developed, and the pair met for dinner on the evening of April 5.

Tice invited the woman to his room at the Motel 6 in South Davis after the dinner and sexually assaulted her, Reisig said, then later apologized for his behavior via email. Davis police arrested him on a warrant on May 6.

Tice’s attorney, Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson, could not be reached for comment about the case.

(This story was updated June 9 to clarify that the pair met at the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter.)

Lauren Keene

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