Non-WKU student charged with rape on campus

Christian Hansen

A 19-year-old man is in custody following allegations of sexual assault that occurred on campus last Sunday.

Owensboro native Todd C. Murray was arrested and charged with rape in the first degree, said Maj. Mike Wal- lace with campus police. Murray is re- ported to have been on campus around 4:30 a.m.

A non-WKU student, Murray was visiting friend Jonathon Swihart, who checked Murray into Pearce-Ford Tower, Wallace said.

Murray invited the victim upstairs, where the alleged sexual assault oc- curred. The victim and Murray were not previously friends, Wallace said.

The case is being handled by the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, with Murray scheduled to have a hear- ing at 9 a.m today. He is being held in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Wallace said the case remains under investigation.