|Accused rapist released until trial|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 11 September 2013 10:13|
A Bowling Green State University student accused of raping a 19-year-old woman was to be released on his own recognizance following an arraignment Tuesday.
William Dale Jackson, 20, formerly of McDonald East Residence Hall on the BGSU campus, appeared in the courtroom of Wood County Judge Robert Pollex.
Jackson pleaded not guilty to one count of rape and two counts of sexual battery in the Aug. 25 incident, which occurred in the 800 block of East Wooster Street.
Jackson was indicted by a Wood County grand jury in the case last week. If convicted, he could face 21 years in prison.
According to court documents and the Bowling Green Police Division, officers responded to the report of a sexual assault early on Aug. 25, and witnesses pointed to Jackson and an unconscious female in the yard of a residence.
Jackson reportedly did not know the alleged victim, and the woman was found to be intoxicated beyond the ability to consent.
The woman was treated and released at Wood County Hospital.
As a condition of the bond, Jackson is to live with his family in the village of Wakeman, in Huron County. He is also to submit to an HIV test.
A pretrial hearing in the case is set for Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m.
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