Update 10/9/2014: The plea hearing scheduled for Thursday was postponed.
Update 10/18/2014: The rape charge against the student was dismissed. Read more here.
Update 11/6/2018: The student’s name has been retracted from this article because The Daily Californian was sent documentation that they received a factual finding of innocence from an Alameda County Superior Court judge.
A UC Berkeley student, 20, was charged with rape Monday in Alameda County Superior Court.
Specifically, the student was charged with rape by use of drugs to commit sexual assault on Sept. 27. The victim, who was only identified as Jane Doe, could not resist due to an “intoxicating, anesthetic, and controlled substance,” according to court documents. In addition, her condition was known and reasonably should have been known to the student, according to the documents.
His plea hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.
If convicted, the student will be required by law to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. If sentenced for the alleged crime, he could also face time in state prison.
The student was an active member of the campus-recognized fraternity Delta Upsilon, although his current membership status could not be confirmed.
Detectives from Berkeley Police Department’s special victims unit executed a search warrant Thursday night at the fraternity and proceeded to arrest the student. He was booked to Berkeley Jail that night but is now out of custody on $100,000 bail.
The case was one of three sexual assaults reported to authorities Sept. 27. Two of the crimes occurred in fraternities, and the third may have also happened in a fraternity. Police do not believe the three incidents were linked.