Student Accused Of Setting Fire To Classmate In NYU Dorm, Recording It

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 20-year-old student was arraigned Monday on charges that he set a female classmate on fire in an NYU dorm, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Jaime Castano was arraigned Monday on charges of assault and reckless endangerment, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. His bond was set at $50,000 in connection with the incident back last August.

An NYU student told the District Attorney’s office she was in Castano’s dorm room at 80 Lafayette St. with Castano and a third person, when she fell asleep around 11 p.m. Aug. 23, prosecutors said.

She woke up around 6 a.m. the following morning, and saw holes and burn marks to the comforter on her bed, burns on her clothes, and painful burn marks on her torso, prosecutors said.

Castano allegedly admitted to the woman that he set fire to the blanket and caused her injuries, which allegedly caused scars…

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