Bridgewater State professor charged with raping student in office

Cody Shepard The Enterprise @cshepard_ENT

Mar 7, 2020 at 12:01 AM

BRIDGEWATER — A Bridgewater State University professor has been suspended after he was charged this week with raping a female student inside his office at the college in October.

Nicholas R. Pirelli, 36, of 46 Cliffside Drive, Plymouth, was arrested Wednesday by the Bridgewater State University Police Department in connection with an alleged rape that occurred on the campus on Oct. 20, 2019.

Pirelli pleaded not guilty in Brockton District Court on Thursday to charges of rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14. Judge Scott D. Peterson set Pirelli’s bail at $2,500, which has since been posted for him to be released.

The allegations were brought to Bridgewater State police late Tuesday night. A female student, who is not a student of Pirelli’s, told police that she had met him last October through the website seeking.com, which matches “sugar babies” and “sugar daddies,” according to court documents. Pirelli offered to “spoil” the student, a police report states.

The woman told police she initially sent photos and videos, some depicting herself in the nude and in various stages of undress, to Pirelli after he requested “risky” pictures, the report states. When he learned that the woman was a student at the college, Pirelli allegedly told her, “We will have to be discreet.”Pirelli also sent a nude photograph to the woman, the report states, and requested that they meet in person. Court documents state that Pirelli […]

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