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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Sac State Says: Putting a price on safety; students disapprove of sexual assault sentencing

After the sentencing of Nida Niazy, women on campus feel unprotected by the school and the law

In 2022, a number of sexual assaults were reported on and nearby the Sacramento State campus with one perpetrator arrested in connection to two sexual assaults in February 2023 after fleeing to Germany.

RELATED: BREAKING: Police arrest suspect in relation to Sac State sexual assaults

The FBI apprehended Nida Muhammad Niazy and he was brought back to the states in May 2023 where he was sentenced on August 25. He pleaded no contest and signed a plea deal, which resulted in a two-year jail sentence and $200 in restitution to one of his victims.

In this episode of Sac State Says, students express their disappointment and concern with the sentencing and the safety protocols on campus. Students said they hope for more support from the school going forward.

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Devyn Savitch, Social Media Staffer
(she/her) Devyn Savitch was born and raised in Los Angeles and transferred to Sacramento State in the fall of 2022. She is studying political science and journalism and is set to graduate in spring of 2024. Devyn hopes to one day work in political commentary/ broadcasting.
Zoya Altabaa, Multimedia Staffer
(she/her) Zoya Altabaa is a second year journalism major at Sacramento State University, where she's persuing her dream of becoming a voice for immigrants around the world. Currently she works as a Social Media Manager for the International Office at Sac State, She is also part of the multimedia team at the State Hornets.
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