Teen Charged With Raping Fellow Student Told Police He Was “Re-enacting” Fifty Shades of Grey
19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student Mohammad Hossain was arrested last Saturday for allegedly raping and beating a 19-year-old female student; according to the Chicago Tribune, Cook County Prosecutors are saying the assault was “a re-enactment of scenes from the film Fifty Shades of Grey.”
According to prosecutors, last Saturday Hossain asked the female student, whom he had previously “been intimate” with but was not dating, to remove her clothes while the two were in his dorm room. He then tied her hands above her head and to the bed using a belt, bound her legs, put a necktie in her mouth, covered her eyes with a knit cap, and removed her remaining clothes. Hossain allegedly also struck the woman with a belt, at which point Assistant State Attorney Sarah Karr says the female student “began shaking her head and crying.”
According to the arrest report, Hossain continued hitting the woman with his fists and a belt. When the victim managed to get both of her hands free, Karr says he “held her arms behind her back and sexually assaulted her as she continued to plead for him to stop.”
Hossain’s roommate came home after the alleged assault and was barred from entering the room. Soon afterwards the woman left and called the police; Hossain was arrested later that night in another dorm building. According to the Chicago Tribune,
He was interviewed by UIC detectives and, according to Karr, admitted assaulting the woman and “doing something wrong.” He allegedly told police he and the woman were re-enacting scenes from Fifty Shades of Grey.
Hossain’s lawyer, assistant Cook County public defender Sandra Bennewitz, says the 19-year-old is a student ambassador and highly involved with school life. When asked by Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. “how [..] someone involved in all that let a movie persuade him to do something like this,” Bennewitz replied, “He would say that it was consensual.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Hossain “appeared shocked after a Cook County judge set his bail at $500,000, walking back to the lockup with his mouth wide open.”