Former Student Pleads Guilty In Dorm Attack - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Former Student Pleads Guilty In Dorm Attack

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) - A former college wrestler has pleaded guilty to taking part in a videotaped sexual assault of an unconscious woman.

Nelson Pixler, 20, of Defiance, pleaded guilty to three counts of complicity to sexual battery on Wednesday.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend that Pixler spend four years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

Pixler and Nicholas Klingler, 21, of Circleville, were accused of assaulting the woman in a Heidelberg College dormitory and showing other students a videotape of the attack.

Klingler, a former linebacker on the football team, pleaded guilty in March to three counts of sexual battery and was sentenced to four years in prison.

The victim, a Bowling Green State University student, was visiting other friends on campus in November 1999 and didn't know the two men, police said.

The woman told police she had been drinking at a party and went into a friend's room to sleep. She said she did not consent to any sexual activity.

Police recovered a videotape, in which a naked woman seemed to be placed in different positions while unconscious, according to court documents.

Both Klingler and Pixler were expelled from Heidelberg, a private liberal arts school about 80 miles north of Columbus.

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