Crime

University of Kentucky student accused of rape pleads not guilty

Simon Parker Segal
Simon Parker Segal

A University of Kentucky student accused of rape pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

On Saturday, UK police arrested Simon Segal, 18, accusing him of raping a female acquaintance on campus.

Segal met the UK student at an off-campus party late Friday, UK police Chief Joe Monroe said. They both then returned to a campus residence hall.

The woman said he got into her bed and crawled on top of her.

She tried to refuse and remembered him saying, "I want to make you feel better," according to a police uniform citation in the case.

Segal then pinned her neck with his hand and forearm, causing her to become unconscious, the document said.

A witness told police, who later found Segal in a parking lot, Monroe said. He is expected to appear in court Feb. 5.

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