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Loyola Freshman Charged with Sex Crimes

Posted on in Criminal Defense

dorm roomOver the course of two consecutive nights, a freshman at Loyola University allegedly raped two classmates.  19 year old Colin Kennedy, a California native, was arrested on Sunday January 27th at a neighborhood restaurant after a friend of the victims texted the Chicago Police Department with his description and location.

The first sexual assault occurred on January 13th after a night of drinking.  The 19 year old victim allowed Kennedy to stay in her room in Fordham Hall.  After being asleep for a while, the girl woke up to Kennedy sexually assaulting her but she was unable to stay awake and escape.  After the attack, Kennedy allegedly want to another friend’s room to talk about the event only wearing boxers.  The victim woke up naked after falling asleep fully clothed and noticed Kennedy’s clothes on her floor.  She told a friend and later informed the campus police.

The next night, a 20 year old girl was also allegedly sexually assaulted.  After a small gathering in her room, this girl allowed Kennedy to stay there because he couldn’t get into his own dorm room.  Again after the victim fell asleep, she woke up to Kennedy groping her.  Although she tried to fight him off, Kennedy raped her and then fell asleep.  She stayed awake the rest of the night and asked Kennedy to leave in the morning.  When she spoke to her friends about the incident, one turned out to be the first victim from the previous night.

Kennedy was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault.  Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. set the bond at $300,000.  Sexual crimes have far-reaching consequences even if the charges are dropped.  Contact an experienced sex crime defense attorney in Chicago who can work hard to limit the damage of your charges.

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