Saint Mary’s College Student Jailed On Rape Charges

MORAGA (CBS SF) – An 18-year-old Saint Mary’s College student was arrested at his dorm in Moraga on Sunday on suspicion of raping another student at the school, Moraga police said.

The victim reported the incident to campus security between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Sunday, said Michael McAlpin, director of media relations for the college.

According to Moraga police, who responded to the school at about 3:30 a.m., the victim said she had been sexually assaulted in another student’s dorm room within the past hour. She provided details about the alleged assault and identified her assailant, police said.

She was then taken to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez where she was treated and examined, police said.

At about 12:15 p.m., police arrested 18-year-old Nicholas Conzachi, a sophomore, at his dorm on campus on suspicion of rape, police said.

He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility and is being held on $100,000 bail, police said.

McAlpin said students were notified of the incident after Conzachi was arrested.

Campus security has not received any other reports of similar assaults, and McAlpin said the case appears to be an isolated incident.

“Any type of assault against a student or any community member is taken very seriously,” McAlpin said.

He said school officials immediately turned the investigation over to Moraga police, but that they would be continuing to provide any information investigators need.

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  • E. Koelling

    Completely agree with double standard.

  • Jim Smith

    Wanted to comment on your recent article about St Mary’s student Nicholas Conzachi. With a daughter away at college, I am always concerned with her safety and hope that she heeds our advice on not putting herself in compromising situations – as occurred in the incident you reported. As all too often happens on the St Mary’s campus, alcohol and “hook ups” lead to compromising situations that risk both the girl and the boy! I am sure that the investigation will find the truth, but at this tiem, only the accused and accuser know what happened in that dormitory room. It is, however, unfortunate that the 18 year old boy is the only one whose name is published and now in google forever! – @enardi10

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