Man charged with assaulting Fairfield U. student
Updated 9:33 pm, Monday, June 19, 2017
UPDATE: According to the state's attorney, the case against Robert Joyce was dismissed.
A 20-year-old Newton, Mass., man was charged on a warrant Tuesday with allegedly assaulting a woman while he was attending Fairfield University.
Robert Joyce turned himself in at police headquarters and was booked for second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault.
Police were called to the North Benson Road campus Feb. 28 after the female student reported the incident to campus security. The two had met about two weeks earlier at a party, and had been engaged in a consensual sexual relationship. However the female student said Joyce was displaying "increasingly aggressive behaviors" toward her despite her asking him to stop, according to the report.
During one of their encounters, the victim alleged Joyce assaulted her and compressed her neck with his forearm, injuring her.
Joyce was released on a promise to appear Wednesdsay at state Superior Court in Bridgeport. He did not enter a plea at that time, and his next court date is March 26.