A 21-year-old New Jersey man allegedly forced a female student at Fairleigh Dickinson University into a dorm room, where he sexually assaulted her at knifepoint “over a number of hours,” officials said.
Jayshawn Moore, of Jersey City, was arrested Tuesday in connection with what Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll described as an act of domestic violence on Sunday.
The suspect “forced an adult female victim known to him into a dormitory room on the campus of Farleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park,” Carroll said in a statement.
“Once inside the room, it is alleged that he threatened the victim verbally and with a knife, and that he assaulted her physically and sexually over a number of hours,” he added.
Moore, who is not affiliated with the school, and the alleged victim knew each other, officials said.
According to the Florham Park police, the student was attacked after spending the weekend with her family.
“The suspect surprised the victim outside of her dorm room and physically forced her into the same where he held her hostage for several hours, threatened her with a knife, strangled her, as well as physically and sexually assaulted her,” police said on Facebook.
“This investigation was brought to a swift and successful conclusion, thus removing a vicious predator from the general population,” police added.
Moore was charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping; four counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault; second-degree aggravated assault; second-degree burglary; third-degree terroristic threats; third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes; and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
“The University is deeply concerned and saddened about the recently reported incident of domestic violence on our campus,” university spokeswoman Dina Schipper told NJ.com.
“We take any form of violence seriously and are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all members of our community,” she said.
Schipper stressed that the assault was an isolated incident and that there is no ongoing threat at the university.
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