An arrest has been made by Hamilton Township police in connection with the report of an off-campus sexual assault of a College student on Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to Matthew Golden, Vice President for College Advancement.
Sac Chow, a 34-year-old Hamilton resident, was arrested and charged with kidnapping, criminal restraint and aggravated sexual contact, according to Golden.
Chow is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail and will be held before a trial in Mercer County Jail. Golden also reported that he has been banned from the College’s campus.
An official College email containing this information was sent to students at approximately 12:45 p.m. Thursday.
A female student reported that she was sexually assaulted at an off-campus residence shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to College officials.
The student, 19, told police on Wednesday that she was assaulted after being picked up from campus by an Asian male in a small white vehicle, according to Golden and a College Relations report sent out via text, phone and email at 8:17 p.m on Wednesday. The student told authorities she had called the Wasabi Wok restaurant for a job interview earlier and believed the man would be driving her to the interview, the report said.
The report stated that Campus Police were aware that a white Nissan has been used to distribute Wasabi Wok advertising on campus.
Following the reported incident, the victim called 911 from campus, Golden said in an email. The call was received by Ewing police and transferred to Lawrence Township police, he said.
“She may have thought the assault occurred there, but that is not confirmed,” Golden said, adding that the victim subsequently met with Hamilton police and representatives of the county prosecutor’s office.