MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - News has been swirling around today regarding the assault on a Rutgers student while she was sleeping in her dorm on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway.  In a press release, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L. C. Kuberiet and  Chief Kenneth Cop of the Rutgers University Police Department have announced that a juvenile has been arrested and charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact upon a Rutgers student and burglary.

A 17-year old male juvenile, whose name will not be released due to his age and pursuant to state law has been taken into custody and charged with juvenile delinquency. More specifically, the juvenile has been charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact in the third degree, one count of criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, and one count of burglary in the third degree for an incident that occurred in the early morning hours on October 20, 2019.

He was charged as a result of an investigation by Detective Sergeant Carlos Rodriguez of the Rutgers Police Department and Detective Julissa Alvarado of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

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The investigation determined that on October 20, 2019, at approximately 7:40 am the juvenile gained entry into Quad 2 on the Livingston Campus, in Piscataway, and engaged in criminal sexual contact with a female student while she was sleeping in her dorm. The criminal sexual contact is aggravated because it occurred during the course of a burglary.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Rodriguez at (732) 932-7211 or Detective Alvarado at (732) 745-3711.

As is the case with all individuals charged criminally, the charges against the juvenile are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.