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College Student Reportedly Inspired By 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' In Sexual Assault Case

| by Lisa Fogarty
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A University of Illinois student has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly brought a girl back to his dorm and then tied her up and beat her -- something he said he was inspired to do after watching "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Mohammad Hossain, 19, says his date agreed to return back to his dorm room. The man and woman had previously been "intimate," according to the victim, but weren't dating. Once back at his room, Hossain reportedly told the woman to remove all of her clothing and leave on her underwear and she said she followed these directions, reports the New York Daily News

But then the suspect reportedly tied her hands and feet to his bed with belts and put a knit cap over her face to cover her eyes. The victim says Hossain stuffed a neck tie into her mouth before removing her bra and underwear and striking her with a belt. 

The victim says she started crying and screaming for him to stop, but that he continued to hit her and even used his fists.

Police say that, even after the woman managed to get her hands free, Hossain held them behind her back and continued to sexually assault her while she begged him to stop. 

When Hossain's roommate returned to their dorm, the freshman reportedly tried to hold the door closed, but the victim was then able to escape and call police. 

Hossain was reportedly arrested later that night and admitted to police he did something wrong. He also allegedly told them that he and the woman were re-enacting scenes from "Fifty Shades of Grey," the number one film in the country which is based on a the best-selling book about a young woman and successful man who engage in S&M.

His bail was set at $500,000.

The young man was reportedly an accomplished student who was a student ambassador to the alumni association and a member of the triathlon team, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Sources: New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune/Photo Credit: Chicago Police Department