Abdellatif Devol, a third-year law student in the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, was arrested Wednesday morning for the forcible rape of a 26-year-old female that occured on Sept. 14.
The arrest occured on campus when Baton Rouge Police officers arrived outside of his intellectual property class.
Devol, 25, of 2232 Terrace St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. No bond has been set yet.
According to the arrest warrant, the female victim said she went out for drinks with Devol Saturday evening. She accepted his invitation to return to his home but told him she was not interested in having sexual intercourse.
Devol ignored her wishes and became “aggressive with her, and then began to remove her clothing,” according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The victim stated she continued to resist and told him to stop, but his forcefulness escalated until he eventually had forcible intercourse with her.
After the altercation, the victim sought medical assistance. While at the hospital, “she was discovered to have scratches on her wrists, neck and breasts consistent with sexual assault.”
A controlled phone call was made and recorded in which the victim asked Devol about the rape, to which he replied he was sorry.
Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss said he was aware of the arrest and is concerned for everyone involved.
Weiss said the school hadn’t decided on disciplinary action, but mentioned it was a judicial procedure and it must run its course.