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PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been sentenced to a year of supervised probation for the 2013 beating of another Arizona State University student at an off-campus apartment complex.
Maricopa County prosecutors say Kiernan Bates was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault last month.
Tempe police say the victim wandered into the wrong apartment in an off-campus building in September 2013 and refused to leave. Bates was 19 at the time, as was the victim.
Bates and two other students were accused of forcing the victim into an elevator and unlawfully imprisoning him.
Bates also was charged with assault, accused of beating the victim in the elevator.
Police say the victim was found unconscious and covered in blood. He suffered eight facial fractures and underwent four hours of reconstructive surgery.
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