Zachary Madle arraignment before Judge Jeffrey Waldman Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Zachary Madle 

MAYS LANDING — A 26-year-old Wildwood man is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday morning after admitting to posting sexually explicit photos of a woman on social media without her permission during a 2017 incident at Stockton University.

Zachary Madle, who also pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual contact, is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. before Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Atlantic County Superior Court.

During his plea, Madle admitted that on Feb. 15, 2017, he was in M.R.'s dorm room at Stockton’s Galloway Township campus and used his cellphone to take unsolicited videos or photos of the victim during a sexual act and then posted those videos or photos to Snapchat. He also admitted he had sexual contact with the victim to “humiliate and degrade her.”

He was charged in April 2018 and indicted in September of that year on two counts of invasion of privacy and one count of criminal sexual contact. He had originally pleaded not guilty in the case and sought twice to enter into the pretrial intervention program, but was denied.

According to the civil suit filed in July 2018, M.R. alleges Madle raped her while she was unconscious and “posted videos of the sexual assault on his Snapchat account, which was available for 24 hours for the public to view.”

There is a stay of the civil proceedings until Madle’s criminal charges are resolved.

Staff Writer Claire Lowe contributed to this report. 

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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