• Jacob Scott Hansen admitted to groping at least five women
  • All victims claimed to have been touched inappropriately at different areas in the university
  • The BYU senior faces two charges of misdemeanor sexual battery and potentially more in court

Police on Monday arrested 26-year-old Jacob Scott Hansen after he admitted to groping at least five women over the weekend at Brigham Young University.

The BYU senior faces two charges of misdemeanor sexual battery and, according to the police, may face more when he is formally charged in court, Fox13 reported.

The investigation started Sunday when two women reported being groped by an unknown man in the middle of the day. Police said the incidents occured only two hours within each other.

More victims, three from Saturday, came forward after BYU Police issued a warning notice of the incidents. A sixth, off-campus incident was also reported but was not detailed.

BYU Police said each of the five in-campus victims claimed they were touched inappropriately by the suspect with each incident occuring in different areas of the campus.

Police were able to catch Hansen thanks to surveillance footage gathered from security cameras placed around the campus. His movement was then tracked by authorities to his parked car where police were able to obtain a license plate that ultimately led to Hansen's identification and eventual arrest.

One of the security cameras that caught Hansen shows him walking behind a woman before speeding up and appearing to tumble into her from behind before quickly leaving. Lt. Jeff Long of the BYU Police described Hansen's attack as being "aggressive."

He pointed out the victim was stunned right after the incident and that you can see it in her body language as she just freezes.

The police said they are relieved the perpetrator has been caught but said the victims were probably more relieved than them after hearing of Hansen's capture.

Because of the incidents, Long advised everyone to be wary of their surroundings and keep their guard up even if he considered BYU was a safe place. He called on for people to report anything suspicious and unusual.

"These women did the right thing: They called us," Long said. "If you see something, report it. If it happens to you, report it."

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A student walks into the Joseph Smith Building, where religious classes are taught on the campus of Brigham Young University on March 1, 2012 in Provo, Utah. BYU is the alma mater of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney. George Frey/Getty Images