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Suspect in rape case no longer enrolled

Sam Davis | Monday, August 31, 2009

The man charged with felony rape associated with a February 2009 on-campus incident is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame, University spokesman Dennis Brown said.

The former student and member of the swim team was charged with felony rape on Aug. 19, according to St. Joseph County court documents.

Sgt. Bill Redman of the St. Joseph County Police said the man was arrested Aug. 20 when he turned himself in to police after the rape charges were filed.

Redman said he was released on $5,000 bond.

He was not arrested on campus, said Dave Chapman, assistant director for Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP).

The court documents said the woman was found in Knott Hall around 4 p.m. in February 2009 wearing only the man’s shirt.

The man told police he had sex with her, but she said she had no recollection of any sexual relations with the man, according to the charges. She told police she would not have consented.

The woman had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13, according to the documents.

Court documents indicate the case is active.