The following charges were dropped and expunged.

The former Fairfield sophomore who turned himself in to Fairfield Police over winter break was arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court on Tuesday. Police said he told his friends that he had sexually assaulted a female freshman.

Joshua Del Vecchio of Madison, Conn., pled not guilty and has been removed from campus since the accusation was made.

One of the texts Del Vecchio sent to a friend after the incident read “She didn’t want to lose her virginity until she was in love ha ha,” according to police.

Del Vecchio maintains that the sexual relations he had with an 18-year-old female student was consensual. The two students met at a party on campus, then went to the female student’s residence hall, police told The Connecticut Post. According to police, she warned Del Vecchio after they started kissing that she was a virgin and did not intend to have sex with him. It was reported that he then held her down and raped her.

After the incident, she texted her friends about what happened and went to the Student Health Center, police reported. The student’s parents spent the following night with her and were woken up by Del Vecchio repeatedly banging on the door of the dorm room.

During the two-month investigation, friends of the defendant told the Department of Public Safety that he had bragged about the incident at breakfast the morning after. They also said he sent numerous texts describing the incident.

Del Vecchio is charged with first-degree sexual assault, first-degree unlawful restraint and third-degree assault.

“He entered a plea of not guilty and that speaks for itself,” William Dow, Del Vecchio’s lawyer, told The Connecticut Post.

“History tells us accusations are easily made but not easily proven.”

The case has been moved to Feb. 25.

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