In court on Wednesday, 20-year-old Samantha Hughes told prosecutors she knew the students would be held and assaulted at the home. Hughes will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The guilty pleas keep coming in for the case of two University of Rochester students who were kidnapped.
On Wednesday, 20-year-old Samantha Hughes pled guilty to kidnapping in the case. The day before, another woman, Leah Gigliotti, also pled guilty to kidnapping. Weeks before that, 27-year-old Jesus Castro-Ubiles also entered his guilty plea in the case.
Prosecutors say Hughes texted the two victims in the case to come with her and Gigliotti to an off-campus party. However, the students were taken to a home on Harvest Street where they were held against their will, assaulted and sexually abused.
In court, prosecutors say Hughes admitted she knew the students would be held and assaulted at the home.
Hughes will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.
"Today, Samantha Hughes took responsibility for her role in the December 5, 2015 abduction of two innocent University of Rochester students. As a result, Hughes will spend 15 years in NYS prison,” said Assistant District Attorney Matthew Schwartz in a release. “We have a strong case against all of the individuals charged in this extremely disturbing and heinous crime and we look forward to presenting our case with respect to the remaining defendants who will stand trial on October 31, 2016.”