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Accused stalker arrested, banned from campus

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Paul Oscai (Photo: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office) Paul Oscai (Photo: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)
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An MTSU student accused of stalking young women has been arrested.

A police report said Paul Oscai was arrested on April 9 after chasing a woman walking her dog.

He has been charged with criminal trespassing.

News 4 can confirm police were actively following and monitoring Oscai since at least April 6.


RELATED: Several students say they are being stalked on MTSU campus 


On Monday police said Oscai was told to leave the MTSU campus immediately.

He was seen walking down a street, passing a woman walking her dog.

He then reportedly turned around and began to chase her.

According to the police report, when the officer approached Oscai about chasing the student he responded, "But did she complain?"

"I still feel afraid. I think his blatant disregard for the ban that was placed on him of him coming directly back to campus after it just points to his state of mind," said a student who asked not to be identified.

According to police reports and witnesses, Oscai has a history of following female students on campus.

News 4 spoke with a number of women that claimed Oscai followed them more than once.

“I have had a lot of nightmares. Sleeping has been hard. Eating has been hard,” said the student.

“I’ve noticed him popping up in places,” said MTSU student Makayla Ruckman. “He’ll ride the same bus that I am on.”

Oscai was once arrested on a domestic battery charge in Illinois.

“We want him off our campus because he is a possible threat,” said Ruckman.

Oscai is not allowed on the MTSU campus for now. It is not known how long he’s been banned from campus, but the arrest report does say he is no longer a student.

Students say they are frustrated MTSU did not notify them of the suspension or the arrest.

"I am really surprised they didn’t inform me of his arrest on Monday or that he is out on bond because I know myself and other women who have been victimized by him are afraid," said the student.

Oscai has been released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond. He is set to appear in court on May 16.

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