Police Charge Student In Sexual Assault At Fairfield University

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Joshua Devecchio, 19, of Madison, was charged in a sexual assault reported on the Fairfield University campus, police said. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A 19-year-old man wanted on sexual assault charges stemming from an attack on the Fairfield University campus turned himself in to police Thursday after learning there was a warrant for his arrest, police said. 

Joshua Delvecchio of Madison, a student at Fairfield University, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, third-degree assault and first-degree unlawful restraint after an incident in October sent an 18-year-old woman to the hospital, police said. 

The victim was treated for injuries at a local hospital and told officers she had been sexually assaulted on the Fairfield University campus by someone she didn't know, police said. 

During the two-month investigation, officers interviewed witnesses and collected evidence, police said. Some of the evidence included electronic communications that Delvecchio had with other students and physical evidence from the campus, police said.

During the investigation, Devlecchio was deceptive when questioned about the incident, police said. The forensic evidence gathered refuted his statement, police said.

Per the university's protocol, students at Fairfield University were advised that a sexual assault had occurred on campus and were told to take precautions. In addition, Delvecchio was removed from campus during the investigation, police said.

Devecchio was released on $50,000 bond and will be be arraigned in court on Jan. 10.

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