Fairfield man charged with raping student at Sacred Heart dormitory
The incident happened on October 9, when Jack F. Shukri, 24, met the 19-year-old student after communicating on the dating app Tinder, the Post reported. Once in the dorm, Shukri pushed the student onto a couch in an empty common room and sexually assaulted the woman, ignoring her screams until her roommates heard the screams and pulled Shukri away from the victim, according to the Post.
Shukri, who is a security guard for a company unaffiliated with Sacred Heart, claimed his actions were consensual, the Post reported.
Fairfield officers were told to stand by on Wednesday as a U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Shukri at his Wilson Street home, according to local police. The Bridgeport Police Department is listed in court records as the arresting agency, but did not respond to requests for information about the case.
Shukri, who is charged with first-degree sexual assault, a felony, is due in court Jan. 18 and is free on $100,000 bond, court records show.
“The safety of our students, faculty and staff is always our top priority, and we communicate regularly with our students about personal safety,” Deb Noack, executive director of communications for Sacred Heart, said in a prepared statement. “This is an ongoing investigation and we are working closely with the police. Our Title IX Coordinator provides support and services to our students who come forward after a sexual assault. Support is immediate and ongoing. Guidance and academic support is also provided to ensure their future success.”