Man accused of rape at LSU dorm
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Lafayette man after they said he forced himself on an LSU student in her dorm this past weeked.
Investigators charged 19-year-old Victor Daniel Silva with forcible rape for the March 28 incident.
LSU Police said the victim told them she saw Silva at a college-area bar the night before when they had both been drinking. She said she and Silva had a sexual relationship in the past, and that she'd gone out to his car that night but couldn't remember exactly what happened because she was drunk.
Several hours later the victim said she'd gone back to her dorm and was trying to sleep when Silva texted her and asked to meet her somewhere. She declined, but said if Silva wanted to come up to her dorm he could. She said she stayed in bed and told Silva she wanted to get some sleep, but he got in bed with her and began groping her.
The victim told police she refused his advances several times, and showed them text messages she sent to Silva's friend asking him to come get Silva out of her dorm and that she didn't want to have sex with him. After that the victim said Silva held her down and forced himself on her despite her telling him not to. She said she started to be afraid for her safety, and that Silva did this two more times before leaving around 6 a.m.
Investigators said they also recorded a call between Silva and the victim, during which Silva told the victim he didn't hear her say no, and he apologized. Police said he also asked if she had talked to the police, and if she was "going to do something" about the incident.
Police booked Silva into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail Thursday. No bond had been listed yet.
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