DePaul student charged with assaulting disabled woman appears in court

Joseph Annel, 19

A DePaul University student charged with sexually assaulting a mentally disabled student appeared in court Monday.

Joseph Annel heard a judge set November 13 for his next appearance at a preliminary hearing.

Prosecutors said the 19-year-old invited the victim to his room Friday night to watch a movie, then took off her clothes and sexually assaulted her.

Prosecutors said the victim has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old.
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