Guilderland man found guilty in UAlbany dorm rape


ALBANY, NY (WRGB) The Guilderland man, accused of breaking into a UAlbany dorm room and sexually assaulting a student while she slept, has been found guilty by a jury.

26 year old Franklin Casatelli was found guilty of rape, burglary and criminal trespassing.

Back in October 23, 2016, Investigators say Casatelli entered the residence of a female student without permission and engaged in sexual intercourse with her, also without consent.

University at Albany Police said the suspect fled after the victim woke and confronted him. Police say no weapons were used or displayed. He was not a student of the college.

Casatelli faces up to 25 years in prison.

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