Rape suspect turns himself in
May 13, 2011
By LISA RIZZO
Police arrested a Cal Poly student Thursday after he was identified as the main suspect in a reported rape of a drunk and unconscious “college-aged” woman at a fraternity house last Saturday night.
Joseph Trupiano, 23, was taken into custody late Thursday after he, accompanied by an attorney, came to the police department around 5:30 p.m. to face the sexual assault allegations.
The woman reported she was raped Saturday night at a Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity house that was hosting a social function at its 280 California Boulevard location. According to the fraternity’s website Trupiano is an active member of the brotherhood.
Trupiano was booked on sexual assault charges and taken to San Luis Obispo County Jail where his bail was set at $100,000.