Charges dismissed against Blacksburg teen accused of sexual assault at Virginia Tech residence hall

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BLACKSBURG, Va.UPDATE

According to court records, all charges were dismissed against William Chipman Veni.

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UPDATE

The Montgomery County Jail has shared more information about the Blacksburg teen said to be involved in an alleged sexual assault at a Virginia Tech residence hall.

On Sunday, Sept. 24, Virginia Tech Police received a report of a sexual assault that happened in Pritchard Hall, a campus residence hall, according to Mark Owczarski, Associate Vice President of Communications and Marketing for VT.

After further investigation, Owczarski said an 18-year-old Blacksburg male was arrested and charged with rape, abduction, attempted sodomy, object sexual penetration, and strangulation.

The teen has now been identified as William Chipman Veni, according to Deputy Melissa Edwards with the Montgomery County Jail.

We’re told Veni has a $50,000 secured bond.


ORIGINAL STORY

An 18-year-old from Blacksburg has been arrested after an alleged sexual assault at a Virginia Tech residence hall, according to VT officials.

On Sunday, Sept. 24, Virginia Tech Police received a report of a sexual assault that happened in Pritchard Hall, a campus residence hall, according to Mark Owczarski, Associate Vice President of Communications and Marketing for VT.

After further investigation, Owczarski said an 18-year-old Blacksburg male was arrested and charged with rape, abduction, attempted sodomy, object sexual penetration, and strangulation.

VT officials did not share the teen’s name and did not share if he remains in custody. 10 News has reached out to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, working for you to learn more.


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