Monday, December 16, 2013

And then there's the twist.

A University of Connecticut student accused of rape, had his charges dismissed Wednesday in Superior Court in Rockville.

Izzy Himmel of Chicago was arrested in September 2012 and charged with rape, kidnapping and breach of peace.

He was accepted into a diversionary program a year ago; the program required him to write a letter of apology to Uconn's police chief (not the victim), make a $500 charitable donation and do community service. If he completed the program successfully, he was told, the charges would be dropped.

"I was pleased today that the court did dismiss the charges against my client," his lawyer,  said Wednesday. "At no time did he make any admissions of any wrongdoing in the matter."

It was claimed that Himmel raped a woman the weekend of August 25 and 26, 2012 — the weekend students moved onto campus.

It was stated that he grabbed her from behind by her hair on Route 195, or Storrs Road, and held her down, according to the warrant for his arrest, and that he may have hit her in the face with a skateboard, he said.

After he raped her, he left her there and ran back to his apartment near campus, the warrant stated.

Later, police reviewed surveillance video of Himmel walking on Route 195, and while he wasn't always in view, they never saw him attacking, or running away, according to the warrant.

He eventually told police he did not assaulted anyone at all, the warrant states.

Hard to believe, isn't it? A person accused of rape who, while not admitting any wrongdoing, goes into a diversionary program, writes a letter of apology and donates time and money to charity?

That's because the above isn't the actual story. Just a small switch of the genders, and small adjustments to the story. The real story is HERE.