Judge sentences Alec Cook to 3 years in prison
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.
Related StoriesAlec Cook expelled from UW Madison after sexual assault charges
11th victim comes forward in Alec Cook case
UW student charged with sexual assault pleads guilty
Judges still to decide if Alec Cook trials will be moved out of Dane County
Change of venue granted in Alec Cook trial
Judges order notebook to be suppressed in Alec Cook trial
Judge throws out notebook in Cook case
Alec Cook’s trial moves to Jefferson County
Alec Cook expected to take plea deal
Alec Cook pleads guilty to 5 charges, remaining charges dropped