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Man accused of sexually assaulting woman at Dakota College in Bottineau

BOTTINEAU, N.D.--A student faces 20 years in prison after a woman says he sexually assaulted her in a dormitory at Dakota College in Bottineau. Joseph Emmanuel Rosado Arguinzoni, 18, of Puerto Rico, appeared Wednesday in Bottineau County District...

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BOTTINEAU, N.D.-A student faces 20 years in prison after a woman says he sexually assaulted her in a dormitory at Dakota College in Bottineau.

Joseph Emmanuel Rosado Arguinzoni, 18, of Puerto Rico, appeared Wednesday in Bottineau County District Court on a Class A felony count of gross sexual imposition. The charge stems from an Oct. 13 incident that the female accuser says happened in Rosado's dorm room.

The two went to Rosado's room after a party and "had consensual sexual intercourse," but court documents allege Rosado sexually assaulted her after that.

Documents detail the alleged sexual assault, including how Rosado allegedly held the woman's hands above her head. She told him to stop, only to be told, "you have no power," according to court documents.

Rosado initially said he didn't remember what happened but later recanted that statement, according to the documents. When interviewed by law enforcement, Rosado said he had a problem, adding he feels strong when he has sex and "I cannot stop," court documents said.

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Dakota College in Bottineau is about 80 miles northeast of Minot. The two-year public college is part of the North Dakota University System.

School officials confirmed Rosada, who is from Canovanas, Puerto Rico, is a student at Dakota College.

The school "takes the safety and security of all of our students very seriously," Dean Jerry Migler said in an email.

"All new freshmen are required to enroll in and complete the UNIV 105-First-Year Experience course, which is taught the weekend prior to the start of fall semester classes," he wrote in the email. "Included in this class are sessions on Title IX awareness and reporting, campus security and availability of mental health counseling services, as well as other support services available to students."

Migler listed other measures taken to ensure the safety of students, including posting information Title IX reporting and services across campus, hosting annual training for faculty and staff, restricting access to residential halls for those who reside in them, 24/7 monitoring of entrances, halls and common areas with security cameras, using residence hall directors and assistants to monitor safety in buildings, and having a full-time safety and security officer who patrols the campus.

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