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Saifullah Khan

NEW YORK, NY – Saifullah Khan, a former Yale student of Afghani descent, has been acquitted of rape charges, after being accused of raping an undergraduate student in her dorm room at Trumbull College in 2015.

According to a media report, it took four hours for a six-person jury to acquit Khan on March 7.

The unnamed woman stated in a complaint that she was sexually assaulted by Khan on Halloween in 2015 when she was attending an off-campus party with her friends, where she had several drinks and was intoxicated enough that she had lost her friends after the party.

Instead, she found herself with Khan, an acquaintance who was with her afterward and brought her to her room. Security camera footage showed the two of them walking back to her dorm, while she appeared to be leaning on Khan with her leg dragging slightly behind her.

The complaint further stated that she woke up in the middle of the night to find Khan on top of her and tried to push him off.

On November 2, she visited the Yale Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center to report the incident where an administrator called the police.

Khan was suspended from Yale and arrested on November 12. However, he said that she was the one who invited him to her room and took off her own clothes but then became angry at him.

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