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Two former Centenary wrestlers sentenced in 2015 on-campus attack

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Warren County) – Two former Centenary College wrestlers were sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to assaulting a man on campus in 2015.

Adam Swift, 22, of Secaucus, NJ was sentenced to five years probation, 364 days in jail which was suspended, and community service for an unknown amount of hours.

Joseph Bartolini, 23, of Lakewood, NJ was sentenced to 90 days in jail as well as five years probation.

Swift and Bartolini both pleaded guilty to one count each of aggravated assault for beating the victim in August.

Hackettstown police responded to the campus near the Van Winkle Hall dorm just after 11:00 p.m. on October 9 for reports of an assault.

Bartolini and Swift were seniors on the wrestling team at the time. Swift held the victim while Bartolini repeatedly punched him in the face, inflicting ” extensive injuries” that required reconstructive surgery, Prosecutors office said.

The victim was visiting his girlfriend during homecoming weekend at the campus.

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By: Jay Edwards
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