Shiva apologizes in court, sentenced to 18 months

Shiva apologizes in court, sentenced to 18 months

A former University of Wisconsin-Madison student will serve more than one year in jail for sexually assaulting another student, according to a Dane County court order made Friday.

A judge ordered that Alec Shiva serve 18 months in jail and three years under extended supervision. Shiva apologized for his actions in court.

“I hope that someday that you can forgive me, and that you will be able to put this behind you, I’m so sorry that my selfish decisions has had such an impact on your life,” Shiva said in court Friday. “I only wish that you did not have to live with my bad choices as well and I’m truly sorry”

Shiva used LSD before sexually assaulting a woman inside Sellery Hall last year, according to police. In July, Shiva pleaded guilty to five charges related to sexual assault allegations from 2016.

He pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree sexual assault, strangulation, false imprisonment, battery and fourth-degree sexual assault. Two other charges, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, were dismissed as part of the plea deal.