Oradell NJ High School Student Accused of Raping New York College Student
According to NY law enforcement, the sexual assault occurred after an All American Rejects concert at the college. The 19-year-old victim reportedly invited the suspect back to her dorm room.
Once the two of them were in the room, the suspect allegedly attacked the victim and forcibly raped her. A criminal complaint filed by the victim alleged that she told the suspect that she did not want to have sex; but, according to the complaint, the suspect persisted anyway.
Investigators said that neither the suspect nor the victim was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
According to media outlets, the suspect is an 18-year-old student and soccer player at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ. He lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
The suspect was with his attorney when he surrendered to detectives with the NYPD Bronx Special Victims Unit. He was then placed under arrest and charged with four counts of sexual assault, including rape, sexual misconduct, and sex abuse.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the sexual assault charges, he faces severe penalties. This sex crime is under the jurisdiction of New York courts. If the sex offense occurred in New Jersey, the suspect still would have been subject to significant penalties. Depending upon the circumstances, he could have been charged with sexual assault or criminal sexual contact.
After being placed under arrest and arraigned, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He will have to return to a New York court in June to answer the charges.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Bergen Catholic Athlete Faces Rape Charges in NYC, Reports Say.”