“He then bound her hands above her head and to a bed with a belt, used another belt to bind her legs and stuffed a necktie into her mouth…”
Blaming either the book or the movie ’50 Shades of Grey,’ 19-year-old University of Illinois student Mohammad Hossain is being held on $500,000 bond after allegedly tying up and beating a female university student against her will.
Prosecutors said Hossain and the woman went to Hossain’s dorm room about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The two had “previously been intimate” but were not dating, said Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr.
Once inside his dorm, in the 900 block of West Harrison Street, Hossain allegedly asked the woman to remove her clothing and she did, keeping on her bra and underwear, Karr said. He then bound her hands above her head and to a bed with a belt, used another belt to bind her legs and stuffed a necktie into her mouth, Karr said.
Hossain used a knit cap to cover the woman’s eyes, Karr said, and removed the woman’s bra and underwear. He then began striking the woman with a belt. After hitting her several times, the woman told Hossain he was hurting her, told him to stop “and began shaking her head and crying,” said Karr.
Hossain continued striking the woman — including with his fists, according to an arrest report — and she managed to get one arm, and then another, free. But he then held her arms behind her back and sexually assaulted her as she continued to plead for him to stop, according to Karr.
The victim was only saved by the arrival of Hossain’s roommate who, when he arrived, enabled the victim to escape. Upon arrest, “‘he allegedly told police he and the woman were re-enacting scenes from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.'”