Dakota Martin, a student at Murray State University in Oklahoma, has been charged with rape after he admitted to forcing himself on an unidentified woman in his dorm room.
According to the arrest affidavit, Martin, 20 says he was playing cards in his dorm room with a friend and a female student and admitted to investigators that he and the friend took the woman’s phone, wallet, keys and other belongings.
Police say at this point, Martin allegedly told the victim that she could only have her stuff back if she had sex with him. When she refused, the other student left with her belongings and Martin forced himself onto her.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Martin on Friday, October 12. Following his arrest, he was booked into the Johnston County Jail and later released on bond.
Martin is facing one count of first-degree rape and expulsion from Murray State. His next court appearance is set for Monday, November 26.
“We have a very safe quiet campus and this just a shock to everybody,” President of Murray State College Joy McDaniel said.
“They came and did an investigation, charges were filed, and I believe arraignment has happened and bail has been posted,” McDaniel said. The young man is no longer on campus.”
McDaniel says Martin could face discipline including possible expulsion. McDaniel says victims of sexual assault are referred to resources outside of the campus and that employees and students are required to take a sexual assault education training.
McDaniel says they are continuing to provide support and security for the woman.
“What was mostly involved had to do with trying to keep her in class and helping her be successful,” McDaniel said.
The alleged rape on the Murray State University campus is just the latest sexual assault to occur on a college campus throughout the last couple of years.