Stockton suspect's Snapchat video: 'Broads sleep on the floor...'
MAYS LANDING - An Atlantic County grand jury has indicted a Wildwood man who allegedly recorded a sex offense against an incapacitated college student, then posted video of the woman at his Snapchat account.
Zachary Madle, 25, is accused of posting three videos of a Stockton University student who said she blacked out while drinking with him in her dorm room in February 2017.
The victim appears "highly intoxicated" in the videos, including one that shows her lying naked on the floor beside her bed. A man's leg, alleged to be Madle's, can be seen on the bed, according to a police record.
"Broads sleep on the floor," said a caption posted with the video of the undressed woman. "F--- that cuddling sh--."
An indictment charges Madle with aggravated criminal sexual contact in connection with "inappropriate touching" during the alleged incident, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday.
The indictment also includes two counts of invasion of privacy, saying Madle recorded the woman without her consent.
Two other videos show the woman in her bed, wearing lingerie and exhibiting "extremely slow body movements," according to an account from an officer with the university's police department.
In one of those clips, "Madle moved the video from her face and breasts to her vaginal area," the officer says in a statement establishing probable cause for the man's arrest.
"I observed Madle rub the right side of (the woman's) groin," the affidavit continues.
Madle is a defendant in one of seven civil suits brought by women alleging they were sexually assaulted while attending Stockton.
The suit against Madle was filed in July by M.R., a woman from Brick, Ocean County.
It says M.R., a freshman who has since left Stockton, had been kissing Madle and drinking with him when she lost consciousness around midnight.
The woman awoke alone the next morning, "naked, confused, choking and covered and vomit.," the suit says.
It says she saw the Snapchat videos after checking her phone.
“After viewing the video,” the suit says, “M.R. realized she had been sexually assaulted.”
The suit says M.R. contacted the prosecutor’s office, leading to an invasion-of-privacy charge against Madle in April.
“We’re very pleased with the … decision to prosecute,” Robert Fuggi Jr., a Toms River attorney representing M.R. and the other women, said Thursday.
“The victim is very relieved and hopeful that justice will come out of this,” he said.
All seven suits name Stockton University as a defendant, asserting it failed to protect female students from sexual predators at an off-campus fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi.
Madle and M.R. had met one week before the alleged incident at a Pi Kappa Phi party marked by heavy drinking, according to the suit. The Pi Kappa Phi house is in a remote area along White Horse Pike in Galloway, about five miles from Stockton's campus.
The suit describes Madle as a 2015 Stockton graduate who belonged to Pi Kappa Phi.
A Stockton representative has described Pi Kappa Phi as "a rogue group of men who fraudulently posed as a fraternity."
"They are not recognized by Stockton or by the national (Pi Kappa Phi) group," school spokeswoman Diane D'Amico said. She said Stockton has no fraternity houses on or off its campus.
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