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

The 17-year old male juvenile has been taken into custody and charged with juvenile delinquency. The name of the teen will not be released because of his age though it has been reported that the teen is a resident of South Brunswick. 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 the incident that occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday.

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 at approximately 7:40 a.m. 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 room. The criminal sexual contact is considered aggravated because it occurred during the course of a burglary.

The investigation into the crime remains active and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Rodriguez at 732-932-7211 or Detective Alvarado at 732-745-3711.