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NYU Student Records Himself Singing As He Lights Sleeping Classmate On Fire: Police

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York college student is accused of setting a classmate on fire in his dorm, then singing and recording her putting out the flames.  Jaime Castano was arraigned Tuesday on assault and reckless endangerment charges.  The incident occurred at his NYU dorm in August. Prosecutors say the victim reported it to school officials, but NYU didn’t report it to police until October.  The Daily News says NYU declined to comment on the delay. It says Castano was expelled in September.  Castano’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.  Court papers say Castano’s cellphone video showed the 19-year-old victim asleep on his bed with flames on her clothing.  The 20-year-old Castano was ordered held on $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail. The victim suffered burns to her torso.

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