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IU Student Accused Of Rape Claims He Was Sexually Assaulted
Updated October 19, 2015 8:17 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - An Indiana University student recently arrested on a rape charge told police he was the victim of the assault.

Last week, police arrested and the prosecutor's office charged 20-year-old Aaron Benjamin Farrer on one felony count of rape.

Farrer was arrested after a 20-year-old woman's report that she was assaulted by Farrer after a party at her home.
People at the party left the woman in his care on September 24 so they could go to the bars and celebrate a 21st birthday. The next day the woman went to an IU Health clinic for a sexual assault examination and then reported the incident to police.

On Wednesday night, Farrer filed his own complaint with police, saying he was intoxicated, unable to give consent and coerced into sexual relations.

Farrer's attorney, Mary Hidgon, says Farrer will speak with detectives this week and then release a statement.

According to a probable cause affidavit the woman told police she had consumed eight to 10 shots of Fireball whiskey in about an hour, then vomited four or five times. Police say the woman was adamant that she was not in a state of mind to give consented to have sex and did not want to have sex with Farrer.

Three of the woman's friends gave investigators detailed accounts about her level of intoxication. A sober driver for the group of friends told police that he saw Farrer have one drink, and that he appeared to be sober, according to the affidavit.

In an October 5 interview with police, Farrer told police he had consumed four or five shots of vodka and two hard lemonade drinks at the party. He told police twice that he was too intoxicated to consent to sex.

He claims the woman has a history of flirting, and on the night of the incident she made sexual advances toward him.

The woman told police advances toward Farrer were possible, but she was too intoxicated to remember.

Police wrote in the affidavit that Farrer seemed not to understand what 'consent' meant nor the meaning of 'rape.'

Police say Farrer did send a text message to the woman just hours after the incident professing how sorry he was, and that he knew it was wrong but did it anyway, and that he took advantage of her.



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