Mahwah NJ Police Make Additional Arrests in Ramapo College Sexual Assault Case
Police recently arrested three more students from Ramapo College in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a woman on campus in Mahwah, New Jersey.
According to police, the three suspects were arrested without incident.
Two students had already been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault. One of the accused attackers also faces charges for criminal restraint. Additionally, one of the suspects faces charges for criminal sexual contact because he is accused of “inappropriately touching” another student in a separate incident on the Mahwah NJ campus.
Authorities believe that the assault occurred after a fraternity party in November. The victim allegedly had sexual relations with the suspects when she was highly intoxicated and unable to legally consent to sexual activity.
Authorities said that the victim later woke up “in a state of undress” at a Ramapo College dorm room. When the victim went to a local hospital, police officers were alerted.
According to police, the three other suspects “aided or encouraged” the attackers during the sexual assault by taking pictures of the victim without her consent. The Ramapo College president issued a statement in which he said that the new charges are related to the suspects’ “failure to render aid” during the assault.
All three suspects who were recently arrested have been charged with endangering an injured victim. Two of the suspects face additional charges for invasion of privacy.
The three suspects were released from custody on their own recognizance. They will have to appear in Mahwah Municipal Court at later dates to answer the charges against them.
The two main suspects in the case are being held at the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail amounts.
While the case is pending, all of the suspects have been placed on interim suspension from Ramapo College.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “3 More Ramapo College Students Charged in Campus Sex Assault, Prosecutor Says.”