A 21-year-old man from Jersey City, New Jersey, has been arrested for allegedly abducting a female student at Fairleigh Dickinson University and sexually assaulting her at knifepoint over several hours in a dorm room. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll described the incident as an act of domestic violence that occurred on Sunday.
The suspect, Jayshawn Moore, reportedly forced the adult female victim, who was known to him, into a dormitory room on the university’s Florham Park campus. Once inside the room, Moore is accused of verbally threatening the victim and brandishing a knife. He then allegedly physically and sexually assaulted her over an extended period.
Officials reported that Moore, who has no affiliation with the university, was aquainted with the victim. Florham Park police stated that the student had returned to campus after spending the weekend with her family when Moore surprised her outside her dorm room. He then allegedly physically forced her into the room, held her hostage for several hours, threatened her with a knife, strangled her, and sexually assaulted her.
The authorities praised the quick and successful conclusion of the investigation, which they said removed a vicious predator from society. Moore has been charged with several crimes.
In response to the incident, university spokeswoman Dina Schipper expressed deep concern and sadness, emphasizing the university’s commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for all community members. She also highlighted that the assault was an isolated event and that there is no ongoing threat at the university.