University of Kansas hit with second rape allegation in two weeks
A 19-year-old student was arrested in connection with a rape at a dormitory at the University of Kansas, the same school hit by nightly protests earlier this month after a separate alleged rape at a fraternity house.
The university’s Public Security Bureau responded to a call regarding an alleged rape victim who “has had sex with a person unable to give consent,” according to her crime card which confirms the suspect was taken to Douglas County jail on Wednesday.
KU deputy head of public security James Druen identified the suspect as Chi Hong Kai. He told the Daily Beast in an email that the alleged rape took place between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on September 16 at the school’s Stauffer Place apartments, and was reported to campus public safety on Wednesday . “Both parties involved are students,” he said. “We had a probable cause that a rape took place and made the arrest.”
The alleged rape came just days after hordes of protesters demonstrated for two consecutive nights outside the university‘s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, demanding more action be taken to protect students and hold perpetrators accountable. sexual assault.
The protests were sparked by allegations that a woman was drugged and raped in the Greek home on September 11.
On the first night of protests, protesters gathered for more than two hours carrying signs and reportedly shouting chants like “We Believe It”, “Justice Now” and “Lock Him Up”.
Protesters could be seen in a video posted on Twitter hoisting a sign saying “No, it’s no” to replace a flag in front of the offending fraternity.
Grace Reading, 23, and Anissa Brantley, 22, two recent graduates who run an advocacy group called Strip Your Letters, told the Daily Beast at the time that they were targeting a rape culture in Greek life on the campus which “never disappeared”. a way.”
A Change.org petition to remove the fraternity from campus has collected approximately 20,000 signatures.
The students also organized a sit-in last Friday in front of Chancellor Doug Girod’s office. According to Kansas City Star, Indignant students demanding changes placed a sign at the entrance to the chancellor’s office which read: “Office of the accomplice. “
Chi Hong Kai’s bail was set at $ 100,000 and he was granted bail Thursday afternoon with GPS monitoring, according to a reservation report.