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County judge orders Alec Shiva 18 months prison time for sexually assaulting another student

Alec Shiva, 19, will serve a year-and-a-half behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple felonies in a high-profile sexual assault case brought forward in 2016.

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Former UW-Madison student Alec Shiva — who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting another student on campus while high on LSD in 2016 — was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and three years of probation.

Shiva, 19, of Verona, Wis., was charged last year with three felonies including second-degree sexual assault, strangulation and suffocation and false imprisonment. He was also charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

In an unusual move, Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Hanrahan ordered Shiva to months in jail that doubled the nine months requested by the prosecution.

Shiva took LSD before the November 2016 assault. According to the criminal complaint, he and the victim then attended a protest on campus. Shiva became “paranoid” and begged the victim to go back to his dorm room with him.

When they arrived, Shiva pushed the victim in and wouldn’t let her leave. He began kissing the victim without her consent, groping and licking her “all over the place,” and said, “I’m going to rape you now, is that okay?”

Shiva had his hands around the victim’s neck at times during the assault. The victim told him she couldn’t breathe and that he was suffocating her, but he did not stop.

The victim was eventually able to kick Shiva off of her, when a knock at the dorm room door startled him, and run away.

This story will be updated to include more information.

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