Joseph Rosado, originally charged with A felony GSI, pleads guilty to B misdemeanor disorderly conduct

Joseph Emmanuel Rosado Arguinzoni, 19, who had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a dorm at Dakota College at Bottineau on Oct. 13, pleaded guilty this spring in district court in Bottineau to the lesser charge of Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Rosado, who now lives in Canovcinas, Puerto Rico, had originally been charged with Class A felony gross sexual imposition.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Rosado first had consensual sex with the woman following a party. However, the woman told police that Rosado then held her down on the bed, forcibly touched her intimately and bit her on the breasts. Rosado allegedly acknowledged he had continued even after he heard the woman say “stop” because he “felt powerful” and “passed (the) limit because (he) really wanted it.” Rosado then left after the woman cried and threatened to kick him in his private parts. The woman reportedly sustained fingertip bruises on her thighs from the encounter.

Judge Michael Hurly signed off on a plea deal on March 21 that called for Rosado to receive a deferred imposition of sentence for six months on the B misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Rosado stipulated in the plea deal that he “acted out by engaging in conduct that served no legitimate purpose.”

Rosado is on unsupervised probation and was also required to pay $250 in fines. If he successfully completes all the terms of the judgment, the B misdemeanor charge will be dismissed. Under the terms of the plea deal, Rosado’s passport was also to be returned to him.

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