Fairfield University Student Charged With Sex Assault

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014  |  Updated 1:31 PM EDT
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Fairfield University Student Charged With Sex Assault

Fairfield Police

Police arrest a Fairfield University student accused of sexually assaulting another student.

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A Fairfield University student from Madison was arrested this morning and charged with sexually assaulting another student.

Joshua Delvecchio, 19, was arrested at the Fairfield Police Department at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.
 
Police started investigating on October when an 18-year-old girl told police she had been sexually assaulted by someone she did not previously know and went to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

Police said they examined evidence, including electronic communication that Delvecchio engaged in with other students, and interviewed witnesses and there was support for the victim’s complaint. 

Police said they gathered other evidence with help from the school.

Police said Delvecchio “was deceptive when questioned about the incident,” but forensic evidence refuted his statement about what transpired.

Police said Fairfield University advised students that a sexual assault on campus had occurred, according to university policy, and were told to take precautions.

Delvecchio has been removed from campus pending an investigation.

Delvecchio went to police headquarters voluntarily this morning after learning there was an active warrant.

He was processed, released on a court-set $50,000 bond and will be arraigned on Jan. 10.

Delvecchio was charged with sexual assault in the first degree, unlawful restraint in the first degree and assault third degree. 
 

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