“two counts each of third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct”
This all began with drinking and a game of truth or dare. Students have to be so careful these days.
The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports:
Expelled student sues St. Olaf College, after accusations of sexual misconduct
A former student at St. Olaf College in Northfield is fighting both criminal charges and his expulsion from school for alleged sexual contact with an intoxicated classmate.
Dilip Rao, 19, of Barrington, Ill., brought a woman he didn’t know back to his dorm room in November 2017 after drinking and playing “Truth or Dare” with the woman and three others.
Rao said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that they kissed and groped each other on his bed but stopped once she fell asleep.
He got up to go to the bathroom and woke the woman, who seemed confused about why she was naked, he said. When he returned from the bathroom, she dressed and said she never wanted to see him again.
While walking home, she texted a friend that something “bad happened.”
Three days later, the woman told police she had told Rao repeatedly that she was tired and didn’t want him to touch her.
Rice County prosecutors in January charged Rao with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. The charges relate to a victim who was forced or coerced or who was mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.
That same month, St. Olaf expelled Rao after conducting its own investigation.
The school concluded that the woman had consented to some kissing and touching but not to getting naked with Rao.
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