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Former IU student charged with 2 counts of rape

Posted: 2:49 PM, Sep 15, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-15 14:49:22-04
Former IU student charged with 2 counts of rape

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A former Indiana University student has been charged with two counts of rape in connection with two separate incidents that happened surrounding fraternity-related events.

John Phillip Enochs, 21, of Illinois, turned himself in at the Monroe County Jail Friday. 

The Bloomington Herald-Times reports one of the charges stems from a fraternity party in April of this year and the other before a fraternity-sorority dance in October 2013.

Enochs is a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and received a Kershner Scholar Award for academic achievement and improvement in 2013, according to the Herald-Times.

The most recent incident in April involved a party at the Delta Tau Delta house located on N. Jordan Ave. The Herald-Times reports a woman recalled being with her friends in the courtroom and entering the frat house to find a restroom before blacking out. The next thing she remembered was being sexually assaulted in a private room by a man she didn't know, telling him several times to stop.

Investigators reviewed video surveillance footage from the frat, which shows Enochs leading the woman down the first floor hallway into a room, and the woman picked Enochs out of a lineup saying he resembled the man who raped her, according go the Herald-Times.

Enochs' DNA also matched samples collected during the woman's hospital exam, the Herald-Times reports.

The April incident being reported prompted a second woman to come forward and name Enochs as her assailant in the 2013 incident, which the woman said occurred prior to a fraterntiy-sorority dance, the Herald-times reported. 

Enochs was the woman's date, but the woman said she didn't really know him, and that she was just friends with the dates of her friends.

The Herald-Times reports the woman started drinking at about 5:30 p.m. and then blacked out, with no recollection of the rape. She was informed by her friends that the two were having sex, and witnesses at the party corroborated the claim to police, saying it appear the woman was "passed out" during the incident. 

Enochs is next scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 10. He was not registered for classes at IU this semester, according to the Herald-Times.

To read the full story from the Herald-Times, click here.

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