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Controversial 'Brother Dean' arrested on assault charge, banned from UA campus

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A controversial street preacher known as Brother Dean has been accused of assaulting a University of Arizona student, authorities said.

Rene Hernandez, a spokesperson for the University of Arizona Police Department, said Dean Frederick Saxton was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Saxton has been accused of kicking a woman in the chest and has been banned from the UA campus for one year.

Sgt. Filbert Barrera, spokesman for the UAPD, said Saxon was given an one-year exclusionary order and has 10 days to contest it.

Saxton was booked into the Pima County Jail on an assault charge. Bond was set at $641 and he is expected to appear in court tonight.

Saxton was in the news in late May when he was allegedly attacked by a 19-year-old woman while "using a megaphone to preach his beliefs to students at Apollo High School in Glendale."

Tabitha Brubaker was arrested by the Glendale Police Department and booked on an aggravated assault charge. Brubaker denied involvement in the bat attack, according to a police report.

“This LGBTQ monster who attempted to murder me... she’s not even repenting. She’s still proud and arrogant for attempting my murder. She went for my head, and she went for the kill,” Saxton said.

In 2013, Saxton made headlines for an on-campus demonstration at the UA, where he told women they "deserve rape" for dressing immodestly in shorts or yoga pants.

The following are some recent tweets from or about Saxton.

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