By Sydney Shaw
A student at the College is accused of raping an intoxicated female student inside her dorm room last week, the county prosecutor’s office reported.
Emmanuel Castillo, a senior history and secondary education dual major at the College, was charged Monday, Sept. 19, with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of sexual assault following an investigation led by Campus Police and Mercer County’s special victims unit, prosecutor spokesperson Casey DeBlasio wrote in a statement.
“Castillo is accused of… penetrating the female victim (with his fingers) and having sexual intercourse with her while she was physically helpless due to intoxication,” DeBlasio wrote.
According to her statement, the incident allegedly occurred around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the female student’s dorm room.
Judge Robert C. Billmeier set bail at $150,000 and issued a no-contact order between Castillo and his accuser, according to officials. Castillo posted bail Tuesday after being held at the Mercer County Correction Center in Hopewell, N.J., DeBlasio wrote.
“The investigation is ongoing and the College is cooperating fully with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in that investigation,” spokesperson Dave Muha said on behalf of the College.
No information about the female student has been released at this time, including her age or residence hall.
Since the alleged rape occurred within the confines of the College’s campus, Ewing Police Department is not involved in the investigation, according to officials.