A freshman at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been charged with sexual assault after he attempted to re-create scenes from the new film “50 Shades of Grey.”
Student leader Mohammad Hossain, 19, faces a felony charge of criminal sexual assault after he reportedly took things too far in the bedroom. According to the police report, Hossain and a female friend entered his dorm room and began to get intimate. Hossain reportedly instructed the female to remove her clothes, save for her bra and underwear. The woman complied, but that’s when Hossain crossed the line. He used a belt to tie the woman’s hands the the bedframe and used another belt to bind her legs. He also placed a necktie in her mouth and used a hat to cover the woman’s eyes.
Once bound and gagged, Hossain allegedly removed the woman’s bra and underwear and began striking her with another belt. The woman told Hossain he was hurting her and asked him to stop, but he continued. Hossain began hitting her with his fists, even though the woman was “shaking her head and crying,” said assistant state’s attorney Sarah Karr.
The woman was eventually able to free her arms from the constraints, but Hossain allegedly pinned her arms behind her and continued the assault. The assault ended a short while later when Hossain’s roommate returned to the dorm.
The woman left the dorm and told a friend about the incident. After hearing the details, the friend told her that she should contact the police. Authorities arrested Hossain in a different dorm building later that night.
Did Something Wrong
Hossain allegedly told detectives that he assaulted the woman and that he knew he was doing “something wrong.” He told police the pair were reenacting scenes from the movie 50 Shades of Grey, and although he may have gone too far, he said the encounter was consensual.
A Cook County judge was not moved by the fact that Hossain is involved in numerous leadership programs at UIC, asking Hossain’s attorney, “How can someone involved in all that let a movie persuade him to do something like this?”
Hossain’s attorney replied, “He would say that it was consensual.”
The judge set Hossain’s bail at $500,000.
Related source: Chicago Tribune