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Two former College of New Jersey students sentenced in sex assault case

Posted on Feb 05, 2013

Two former College of New Jersey students have been sentenced to probation for charges stemming from the sexual assault of a female freshman in 2010.

 

According to prosecutors, the woman was at a party in Samuel Sarpeh’s dorm. She asked to stay over after she became intoxicated. Authorities said Sarpeh and another student, Christen Solomon, sexually assaulted her during the night.

 

Sarpeh, 22, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced to five years of probation. Solomon, 21, pleaded guilty to inappropriate touching and was sentenced to three years of probation. The judge also ordered both men to complete 40 hours of community service and to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

 

The woman was present in court with her family for the hearing and took the opportunity to speak about the impact that the assault had on her. “The triggers, the nightmares, will never disappear,” she told the judge.

 

Both men apologized to the woman and her family in court.

 

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