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Miami University student indicted on 13 sex charges, including rape

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 13:43:13-05

OXFORD, Ohio -- A Miami University student is behind bars after being indicted on 13 sex charges, including rape, The Journal-News reported. 

Nicolas Cristescu, 20, of the 200 block of Pines Lodge on campus, is accused of rape and sexual battery, both felonies, as well as 11 counts of misdemeanor voyeurism, according to the Butler County Clerk of Courts Office.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred between Oct. 11 and 12.

Cristescu was initially charged with the felony crimes on Oct. 25 in Area I Court, but those charges were dismissed by the prosecutor. The evidence was then presented to a Butler County grand jury, which returned the 13-charge indictment on Nov. 1.

Cristescu was arraigned last week by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster, who set bond at $75,000.

Cristescu is scheduled to be back in court Nov. 27 for a pre-trial hearing.

Claire Wagner, director of Miami University news and communications, confirmed to The Journal-News that Cristescu is registered as a Miami University student.

On Oct. 20, Cristescu was charged with drug abuse (marijuana) and five counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a misdemeanor, according to Butler County Area I Court records.

He pleaded guilty to the drug charge and to one count of an amended charge of disseminating material harmful to juvenile, also a misdemeanor.

He is scheduled to be sentenced next month on those charges.

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