Ex-Susquehanna University student found guilty of indecently assaulting roommate

MIDDLEBURG — A former Susquehanna University student has been found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of indecently assaulting her roommate in Hassinger Hall the day after the May 2019 commencement.

But, a Snyder County jury Thursday acquitted Pratigya Thakur, 21, of the Bronx, N.Y., of rape.

She remains free on $10,000 bail pending sentencing. She is no longer a student at Susquehanna.

The sexual assault occurred May 16, 2019, following a period of partying during which marijuana and alcohol were consumed.

The victim testified about drinking more alcohol than usual and lying down on Thakur’s bed.

She said Thakur got on top her, sexually assaulted her and called her names such as “slut.”

The victim claimed she attempted to stop Tharkur but she was unable to because she was weak due to the level of intoxication.

She explained she waited 13 days before reporting the assault because she was embarrassed and afraid.

Jurors deliberated about an hour before returning their verdict in the one-day trial before visiting Lycoming County Senior Judge Dudley N. Anderson.

“I’m pleased jurors found Thakur crossed the line,” District Attorney Michael Piecuch said. The victim was too drunk to give consent, he said.

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