Editor’s Note: This piece includes descriptions of sexual assault that some readers may find distressing.
Paulo Kretteis, a former member of the Class of 2022, was convicted in January for two counts of rape and making a threat to kill. Recently, he was sentenced to 18 years in jail, with five years on extended license.
Kretteis was expelled from the University for rape in May of 2019 following a Title IX investigation. In October and December of the same year, he violently attacked and assaulted two women in London. He was tried and convicted at Isleworth Crown Court.
Giles Curtis-Raleigh, the judge who sentenced Kretteis, reportedly told him that his expulsion from Princeton University “was the clearest possible warning for your behavior society could give you apart from a criminal conviction.”
“It is a measure of your arrogance and lack of respect for women that, instead of being deterred by what happened in America, you went on to commit the serious offences for which I have to sentence you today,” Curtis-Raliegh said.
CCTV footage from the night of the first assault had shown Kretteis leaving the scene wearing a Princeton jersey; DNA evidence on the victim’s jacket also linked him to the crime.
In addition to the sentences for rape, Kretteis will also be serving concurrent sentences for making threats to kill and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, a charge similar to aggravated assault. He will appear on a sex offender registry for the rest of his life.