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Inside Suspected MSU Serial Rapist’s Criminal History

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EAST LANSING, Mich – Charges have been handed down against the man who police say sexually assaulted women near the campus of Michigan State University.

In the hours after 26-year-old Oswald Scott Wilder of Vernon, Mich. was charged, FOX 17 has learned much more about his criminal past.

Wilder was convicted of the following in the state of Michigan:

*2005: Felony home invasion, 2nd degree

*2008: Felony breaking and entering – building with intent

*2012: Misdemeanor retail fraud, 2nd degree

According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Wilder was released from prison in December 2011.

In January 2013, Wilder was arrested in Greensburg, Indiana.  The Greensburg Daily News reported in January that Wilder was arrested following a traffic stop in which officers discovered drugs in his vehicle.

Most recently, Wilder was arrested Friday evening then officially charged the next morning on seven criminal charges connected to a string of sexual assaults in East Lansing.

He was arraigned on one count 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, one count gross indecency between male and female by sexually delinquent person and a habitual offender fourth offense notice.

The sexual assaults took place in three different areas around East Lansing.  The first attack took place on Coolidge Road south of Lake Lansing Road around midnight on Saturday, April 20. The second attempted sexual assault took place at approximately 3 a.m. on Friday, April 26 in the 300 block of Charles Street. The third sexual assault took place on Thursday, May 16 at approximately 8 p.m. in the parking lot outside of the Abbott Pointe Apartments off of Abbot Road.

Wilder is being held on no bond in the Ingham County Jail.

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