Miami University student accused of raping an unconscious woman and filming the attack

Nicolas Cristescu was indicted on 13 counts including rape, sexual battery, and 11 counts of voyeurism

Nicolas Cristescu is a student at Miami University in Ohio

Monday, November 20, 2017

A 20-year-old student in Ohio has been accused of raping a woman whilst she was unconcious and filming the attack. 

Nicolas Cristescu, who studies at Miami University, was indicted on 13 counts including rape, sexual battery, and 11 counts of voyeurism on November 1.

Cristescu was initially charged on October 25 but a prosecutor dismissed the charges. He was then presented with the indictment after a grand jury hearing.

Butler County Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Heile refused to give the age of the alleged victim, but confirmed that she was an adult. 

According to court records Cristescu was previously charged with drug offences and and five accounts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. He pleaded guilty to the drug charge and to one count of disseminating material harmful to juveniles. 

Part of the original investigation included examining Cristescu's phone, which led to the alleged discovery of indecent images and the additional charges. 

Cristescu's bail is set at $75,000 (£57,000) and he is due to appear back in court on rape and voyeurism charges on November 27.