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Student charged with sexual assault tells police he was re-enacting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-24 16:41:47-05

CHICAGO –A 19-year-old University of Illinois  student was charged with sexually assaulting a female student during what he told police was a re-enactment of “Fifty Shades of Grey." The alleged sexual assault happened inside Mohammad Hossain’s dorm room. The criminal complaint said she previously had an intimate relationship with Hossain. He allegedly told her to take off her clothes which she did. He then tied her up with belts, covered her eyes and struck her with a third belt.

Prosecutors said Hossain hit her with his fists when she told him to stop and then held her down and raped her. At one point, they said he kept his roommate from coming in the room.  The alleged victim was able to leave shortly afterward, reported WGN. 

Hossain was arrested at another dorm Saturday night by UIC police after the young woman contacted them.

“It’s crazy that he would allow a movie to make him do something like that or even make him think that it’s okay to do something like that to another person,” said UIC student Monet Felton, one of the students on campus who is disturbed by the incident.

Hossain said the incident was consensual. He is currently held on $500,000 bail and is due back in court March 13.

UIC said it is cooperating fully in this investigation.