MIT Student Indicted in Boston University Rape Case

An MIT student accused of breaking into a Boston University dorm room and raping a woman inside last October has been indicted, officials announced Tuesday.

Twenty-year-old Samson Donick, a former Boston resident now living in California, was indicted on charges of aggravated rape, breaking and entering at night, burglary, and indecent assault and battery.

Donick is accused of entering a BU dorm room with three other men, none of whom were students. Police say they gained access to the building by two female students.

A female student reported she awoke early in the morning on Oct. 18 to Donick sexually assaulting her.

Authorities say Donick was eventually identified through surveillance video from the dorm.

He's expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court.

In a statement, Boston University's police department says this investigation was difficult because the victim did not know her assailant, adding that the time it took to identify and charge Donick shows "how thorough [BUPD was] and how intense this investigation was."

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