Police: Hofstra Student Raped on Campus, 4 Arrested

Bill Mason, Newsday, September 14, 2009

An 18-year-old Hofstra University student was raped on campus, police said Monday, and four of the five suspects, including another Hofstra student, were arrested and charged.

The suspect from Hofstra–Rondell Bedward, 21, of 578 E. 141 St., Apt. 1A, the Bronx–was charged with five counts of first-degree rape. Stalin Felipe, 19, of 3150 Kingsbridge Ave., Apt. 3F, Bronx, was charged with five counts of first-degree rape, and first-degree attempted criminal sexual act.

Jesus L. Ortiz, 19, of 4373 Katonah Ave., Bronx, was charged with five counts of first-degree rape, first-degree attempted criminal sexual act, and fourth-degree grand larceny. Kevin R. Taveras, 20, of 116 Lukens Ave., Brentwood, was charged with five counts of first-degree rape. Police are searching for a fifth suspect, officials said.

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Charged in the rape of a Hofstra student, left to right: Kevin R. Taveras, Rondell Bedward, Jesus L. Ortiz, and Stalin Felipe.

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