An MIT student wandering around a BU dorm overnight last October entered one sleeping woman's dorm room and raped her, Suffolk County prosecutors charge.
Samson Donick, 20, of Tiburon, CA, faces arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow on charges of aggravated rape, breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony, burglary and indecent assault and battery, following his indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, Sonick and three other men - none BU students - were signed into a BU dorm around 2 a.m. on Oct. 18 by two female BU students.
At approximately 2:30 am, Donick and one of the males left the suite in search of a particular female student known to the second male. For approximately 30 minutes, Donick and the second male entered about 10 different dorm rooms on four different floors while looking for her.
During that time, prosecutors say, the 20-year-old victim – who did not know Donick or the second male – awoke to find Donick in her room sexually assaulting her. She confronted him and screamed, and he fled the scene.
The victim disclosed the assault to friends and Boston University Police. In the meantime, the college issued a public safety alert regarding the incident and numerous students soon began reporting that two unknown college-age males had entered their dorm rooms during the time in question.
Boston University Police later recovered surveillance camera footage depicting these two men in a building stairwell and ultimately retrieving their identification at the front desk where they had been signed in. They were identified and the second male gave a statement indicating that he and Donick had entered several suites and bedrooms during the time in question, including one bedroom in which Donick had stayed for a short time.