Plea deal in NIACC dorm room sex abuse case

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Former basketball recruit sentenced.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 1:14 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 7:03 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A former NIACC basketball recruit takes a plea deal in a sex abuse case.

Rugde Hyppolite, 20 of Naples, Florida, has pleaded guilty to 1st degree harassment for an October 2017 incident at a NIACC dorm room. Authorities say Hyppolite had unwanted sexual contact with an 18-year-old woman.  He stood trial for 3rd degree sex abuse in August 2018 but the jury failed to reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared.  A new trial had been scheduled to start in July but a plea deal was ultimately reached.

He’s been given a deferred judgment and one to two years of supervised probation. Hyppolite must also pay $636.15 in restitution. If he meets all the terms of his probation, his conviction will be removed from Hyppolite’s record.

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