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Man charged with raping Sacred Heart University student set to face a judge

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Alfonso Reid. (Bridgeport police photo) Alfonso Reid. (Bridgeport police photo)

A man accused of purposely separating a college student from her friends and then sexually assaulting her is scheduled to face a judge on Wednesday.

Police said Alfonso Reid, 39, faces a first-degree sexual assault charge in Bridgeport Superior Court.

They said it started at a bar that's popular with Sacred Heart University students.

Police would not say if the victim was drinking.

However, they said Reid met her with some of her friends at the unnamed bar.

When the group decided to leave, police said they agreed to let Reid drive them back to the campus in Fairfield.

"Her and some of her friends initially agreed to accept a ride home from Mr. Reid and at some point she did end up in the car with them," said Capt. Brian Fitzgerald, Bridgeport police.

Reid brought the 19-year-old victim to her Scofield Avenue home in Bridgeport and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

"At some point, he drove her partially home and she exited the car at the north end of the city and either called or flagged down Sacred Heart security," Fitzgerald said.

Police said they are awaiting toxicology results to see if the victim was drugged.

Reid, who was arrested on Tuesday, is due in court on Wednesday morning.

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