Archive for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Suspect in rape of KU student in her dorm takes stand in his own defense

The 21-year-old accused of raping a KU student in 2008 took the stand in his own defense Wednesday. Closing arguments are expected to be given tomorrow morning.

August 19, 2009


A Pratt man charged with raping a Kansas University student inside a women’s dorm, took the stand Wednesday in his own defense.

The 21-year-old defendant denies raping the woman in March 2008 inside a room at GSP Hall.

Prosecutors claim the man entered the room and sexually assaulted the woman while she was unconscious.

He testified that any interaction between the two was consensual, and when he left her dorm room, she was fully clothed.

Witnesses testified earlier in the trial that they found the woman, naked from the neck down, as the man was fleeing her room.

Closing arguments in the case are scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. Thursday in Douglas County District Court.


thubbard76 8 years, 7 months ago

Naked from the neck down. So she was wearing a very distinct hat?

Reuben Turner 8 years, 7 months ago

i sure hope he is telling the truth- the whole truth- and nothing but the truth.

BlackVelvet 8 years, 7 months ago

he claims she was fully clothed when he left her-completely contrary to what two other witnsesses claim. Something tells me someone's lying.

Matthew Herbert 8 years, 7 months ago

my guess would be that the earrings were left in.

TheJokerObama 8 years, 7 months ago

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Christine Anderson 8 years, 7 months ago

If she was so drunk she was "unconscious", then she was not capable of giving consent to the "sex" act.

Reuben Turner 8 years, 6 months ago

these college kids need to grow up. this is a crying shame

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