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UNK students charged with sexual assault in residence hall
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UNK students charged with sexual assault in residence hall

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KEARNEY — Two University of Nebraska at Kearney students are accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus.

Prestin Melroy, 19, of Holdrege and Zachary Reikofski, 18, of Fairbury are both charged in Buffalo County Court with felony first-degree sexual assault on Sunday in a residence hall.

Court records detailing the incident are sealed. 

Melroy and Reikofski both appeared in court Wednesday where Judge John Rademacher set each of their bonds at $25,000 cash. Melroy posted bond, but Thursday morning Reikofski remained in custody. 

They are scheduled to appear in court in December.

Monday afternoon UNK sent a campuswide email saying the college had received a report of a sexual assault that had happened in a residence hall, said Todd Gottula, a UNK spokesperson who declined to say which residence hall.

On Wednesday, a second campuswide email was sent saying two subjects had been arrested. The subjects in the incident and the victim were acquaintances, said Gottula.

Melroy had been a member of the UNK wrestling team, said Gottula, but was removed from the team Wednesday for breaking team rules. Melroy and Reikofski’s cases and status with the college now will be reviewed by UNK’s Student Code of Conduct Team, Gottula said.


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