Photo: Finn Wolff
BERKELEY — A 20-year-old man is facing 16 charges involving multiple sexual assaults dating back to 2017. Due to the degree of violence involved, if convicted the suspect would be eligible for sentencing in state prison.
For more than 18 months, authorities have been investigating reports of sexual assaults involving the same suspect. The man arrested is accused of committing multiple assaults between November 2017 and March of this year.
His arrest last week involves two women. However, investigators believe there are more victims who have yet to report sexual assaults to law enforcement.
On May 14th, the suspect identified as Finn Wolff, 20 of Berkeley, was arrested on a warrant. Wolff is a student at the Berkeley campus of the University of California, and he has no prior criminal record.
Wolff was booked at Berkeley City Jail for rape and sexual penetration by a foreign object. In addition, Wolff is accused of committing these crimes with force and violence.
During two reported assaults, the victims were physically injured after being punched, grabbed or bitten. Berkeley police said in a prepared statement that all the assaults under investigation occurred off campus.
Subsequent to his arrest, Wolff was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office on May 16th. His charges include rape, and sexual penetration by a foreign object.
In addition, Wolff is charged with forcible oral copulation. His various other charges involve sexual assaults of multiple victims on separate occasions.
This investigation remains open. Anyone with information can call the Berkeley PD sex crimes unit at 510-981-5717.