Oklahoma college student accused of raping classmate
BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma college student is accused of raping a classmate.
Curtis Bell, 18, is facing first degree rape charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a female Southeastern Oklahoma State University classmate inside of a dorm.
According to KTEN, the woman told university police that Curtis Bell assaulted her when she passed out in her friend’s dorm after playing a round of drinking games.
“She said that she pulled away from him in hopes that he would leave her alone,” the arrest affidavit states.
The affidavit also says the victim, “felt him pull her shorts and underwear down.”
The victim told police that when she tried to get away, Bell put his hand over her mouth so she couldn’t make any sounds.
According to KTEN, a sexual assault nurse confirmed the victim’s injuries were consistent with rape.
The college student was arrested the day after the alleged incident.
The university says they are focusing on the needs of the victim.
“Campus safety and security are issues that Southeastern and colleges across the nation are facing more and more every day,” said Southeastern president Sean Burrage. “While an incident like last Wednesday’s is rare on our campus, it is nonetheless disturbing. Because an investigation is ongoing, I cannot discuss the specifics of that particular incident, other than to say that we have been focused on the needs and concerns of the victim first and foremost. We must continue to be diligent in our efforts to provide what our students expect and deserve – a safe and secure learning and living environment.”