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Not guilty plea in NIACC sex abuse case

Rugde Hyppolite

Former basketball recruit to stand trial.

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017 3:22 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A former NIACC basketball recruit is pleading not guilty to 3rd degree sexual abuse.

18-year-old Rugde Joashua Hyppolite of Naples, Florida was arrested in early October and accused of having unwanted sexual contact with an 18-year-old woman in a NIACC dorm room. His trial is now scheduled for January 23, 2018.

Hyppolite had been listed as a 2017 men’s basketball recruit for North Iowa Area Community College.

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