DePaul student charged with sexual assault


Multiple media outlets are reporting that a DePaul sophomore has been charged with the sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman with mental disabilities.

Joseph Annel, 19, has been charged with two accounts of sexual assault after inappropriately touching the woman, who prosecutors said has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old. The incident occurred in privately-owned student housing at the 1200 block of W. Fullerton Ave. adjacent to the university’s Lincoln Park campus.

According to the Chicago Tribune, bond was set at $50,000 and Annel will appear in court tomorrow.

No response from the university on this matter just yet. More to come.