Judge sentences Alec Cook to 3 years in prison

Alec Cook
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- A former UW-Madison student was sentenced to three years in prison and five years of extended supervision on sexual assault charges. He was also sentenced to three years of probation for strangulation and suffocation, and stalking charges which will be consecutive with the first three counts.

22-year-old Alec Cook appeared in a Dane County court room on Wednesday morning for his sentencing hearing.

Cook pleaded guilty in February to three counts of third degree sexual assault, strangulation and suffocation, and stalking charges. Part of a plea deal the remaining charges were dropped.

Cook was expected to stand trial seven times. Jury selection for his first trial date was set to happen on February 26th with the trial beginning on February 27th in Jefferson County. His trial was moved out of Dane County.