NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 17-year-old male has been arrested for sexually assaulting a sleeping Rutgers student in her dorm room.

The male, whose name will not be released, due to his age, 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 Sunday, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L. C. Kuberiet and Chief Kenneth Cop of the Rutgers University Police Department.

The criminal sexual contact is aggravated because it occurred during the course of a burglary, police said.

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The male is from South Brunswick, according to a statement from Rutgers Police.

According to police, at about 7:40 a.m. Sunday, the suspect 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 male has been 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.

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.