Police investigate rape allegation at MBU


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Police are investigating a rape claim by a student at Mary Baldwin University, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The student told police she met a man through an online dating service. She said they went on a date the night of March 31, and then had consensual sex in her dormitory room in Staunton, court records show.

The two met again the following night, but the woman said after the man made her do inappropriate “non-sexual things” she no longer had a sexual interest in him, the affidavit said. After declining to have sex with the man, the woman said they ended up sleeping in separate beds.

The next morning on April 2, the woman said the man woke up and indicated he wanted to have sex. The woman told police she refused and said she was attacked “for several minutes” as she wrestled with the man, the affidavit stated. She eventually fell between a bed and a wall.

“At that point she told him she would have sex with him if he would let her up,” an investigator with the Staunton Police Department wrote in the affidavit. The woman said she had sex with him “because she just wanted to get it over with so he would leave,” the investigator said.

The woman said that during the sex act, she noticed the man was filming her with his cellphone. She confronted him about it and said the man acted as if he deleted the recording, but she told police she wasn’t sure if he did.

On April 10 an investigator with the Staunton Police Department interviewed the man, who became uncooperative while being questioned, according to the affidavit.

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Police seized the man’s phone, the search warrant showed, in an effort to search it for evidence.

The investigation into the rape allegation continues. No charges have been filed in connection with the complaint.

Source: http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2017/05/03/police-investigate-rape-allegation-mbu/309571001/


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