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UIC Student Sexually Assaults Classmate by Re-enacting Scene from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’


A student from the University of Illinois has been charged with sexually assaulting a female student in what the Cook County prosecutors say was a re-enactment of scenes from the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

19 year old Mohammad Hossain, who is a freshman, appeared shocked when the judge announced that his bail was set $500,000.

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The judge also seemed confounded after Hossain’s lawyer, assistant Cook County public defender Sandra Bennewitz, informed the court that Hossain had been involved in several UIC leadership programs.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. asked, “Sandra, how can someone involved in all that let a movie persuade him to do something like this?” He would say that it was consensual,” Sandra replied.

Prosecutors allege Hossain and the 19 year old woman went to Hossain’s dorm room about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Although the two had previously been intimate they were not dating, said Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr.

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Once inside his dorm, Hossain allegedly asked the woman to remove her clothes, she did, leaving her bra and underwear on, Karr said.  Hossain then tied her hands above her head and to the bed with a belt, using another belt to bind her legs while stuffing a necktie into her mouth, Karr said.

He then used a knit cap to cover the woman’s eyes, and removed the woman’s bra and underwear. Hossain then began hitting the woman with a belt. After hitting her several times, the woman told him  to stop that he was hurting her,  said Karr.

However Hossain did not stop he continued striking the woman even hitting her with his fists, according to an arrest report. The woman eventually managed to get both her arms free but then Hossain held her arms behind her back and sexually assaulted her as she continued to plead for him to stop, according to Karr.

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On the night of the attack he posted on Facebook that he was ‘satisfied’

Hossain’s roommate came home right after the alleged assault but prosecutors said, Hossain held the door shut to prevent him from entering. The woman then left and after telling another person what happened, called police.




Michelle Hinojosa
Michelle Hinojosa writes and reports media for Popcrunch and is an active member in the LBGT community. She is a graduate of Washington State University with degree's in Social Services, English, History and Psychology.

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