Monday, January 14, 2013

There was more to Halloween 'sexual assault' story than campus police were initially led to believe

On Halloween 2010, an 18-year-old freshman at the College of Charleston called the campus police to report that she had been sexually assaulted in her dorm room just minutes earlier.

When investigators showed up, they learned that there was more to the story.

The woman told the police that she and a fellow student were drinking vodka in her room. At some point they started to have sex, but she felt uncomfortable and asked him to stop.

At his urging she agreed to continue — but only if he spent the night with her. He gave his word, according to the account she relayed to the authorities.

But when their encounter was over, he said he needed to go home and sleep. She grew angry, according to a report about the incident, and “started chasing him around the room.” Once he left and sent her a “goodbye” text message, she phoned the police to report that she had been raped.

She later opted not to pursue a criminal case against the young man.