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Man jailed on charges he raped SRU student

January 24, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

Samrajya Khadka

SLIPPERY ROCK TWP — A man is accused of sexually assaulting a Slippery Rock University student after she fell asleep at her apartment, and later sent her a Snapchat message saying what happened was “wrong,” authorities said.

Samrajya B. Khadka, 20, whose last known address was in Oakland Township, turned himself in to authorities Friday. He was accompanied by his attorney, T. Brent McCune of Pittsburgh, who characterized the defendant as a native of Nepal.

Last week, District Judge BillO’Donnell issued state police an arrest warrant for Khadka stemming from the alleged assault Jan. 16 at an off-campus apartment complex in Slippery Rock Township. The apartment is not affiliated with SRU.

The 20-year-old victim told police that Khadka and another man came to her apartment, and the three of them were watching movies when she believed she fell asleep on the couch, according to charging documents.

Around 4:45 a.m., police said, she awakened to find her pants pulled down and the defendant sexually assaulting her.

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