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University official charged with assault to provide DNA

August 29, 2018

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The head of student conduct at a Connecticut university who’s charged with domestic assault has been ordered by a judge to provide a DNA sample to investigators.

The New Britain Herald reports that Christopher Dukes, director of the Office of Student Conduct at Central Connecticut State University, was in court Tuesday.

His DNA will be compared to evidence found at the scene April 25 when he allegedly assaulted and used duct tape to tie up his estranged wife.

He is free on $450,000 bond on charges including assault and kidnapping. Dukes has been placed on leave by CCSU, where he oversees the student code of conduct, including academic honesty, sexual misconduct and substance abuse.

He and his supporters declined comment outside court but have previously said he denies the allegations.

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Information from: New Britain Herald, http://www.newbritainherald.com

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