An army soldier is accused of raping a student in her dorm after meeting her at a party
A 22-year-old soldier is accused of raping a drunk student in his LSU dorm after they met at an off-campus party
- Desmond Saine, 22, of Little Rock, met the victim at an off-campus party and they exchanged information on social media
- Saine allegedly went to the victim’s dorm after the party, where he was knocked down after asking if he could kiss her
- The police report states that after this rejection Saine then undressed the victim and raped her.
- Saine was arrested at Fort Polk, a military training base in Vernon Parish, for third-degree rape
A Louisiana soldier has been accused of raping a college student in her dorm after meeting at a drunken party.
Photo of Desmond Saine, 22, released from prison. Saine, of Little Rock, an Army soldier based at Fort Polk, allegedly raped a drunk student in his LSU dorm after meeting her at an off-campus party.
Desmond Saine, 22, of Little Rock, denies sexually assaulting the Louisiana State University student he met at an off-campus party on March 13.
Saine exchanged information on social media with the victim at the party, who admitted to police that she had been drinking heavily.
Immediately after the party, Saine allegedly contacted the victim to ask if she could come out, and from there he went to his dorm.
The police report says Saine asked if he could kiss the victim, which she refused, then he then took off her clothes and raped her.
The victim told friends what happened immediately afterwards and the friends told the investigating officers that the victim had been “upset”.
Lousiana State University police arrested Saine at Fort Polk, a Vernon Parish military training base, on Thursday and charged him with third-degree rape.
File photo of the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. Saine exchanged information on social media with the victim at the party, who admitted to police that she had been drinking heavily. They agreed to go out and he went to her dorm, where he is alleged to have raped her after she refused to kiss him.
Saine denied the allegation in a police interview, but he reportedly admitted the victim said she didn’t want to kiss him.
He has been taken into custody and has not yet pleaded to the charge against him.
The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk is shown November 14, 2002 in Louisiana. Saine was arrested at his military base by Louisiana State University police, who charged him with third-degree rape.
Since the incident, another rape has been reported at Louisiana State University on March 24.
LSU police gave self-defense lessons to female students in response to the alleged rapes, and the department extended its crisis hotline hours.