WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A judge ruled the release of a university residence hall assistant on his own recognizance, after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student.
- His lawyer argued that the accused is a double-major student and an honor society member.
- The complainant alleged that Milaski told her that he wanted to sleep with her after she helped him to his room because he was drunk.
Last week, a dormitory assistant at the University of Florida accused of sexual assault was released on his own recognizance after a judge deemed him to be a “high achiever” student and the upcoming Hurricane Dorian weighed in on his favor.
On Aug. 29, 21-year-old Ian Milaski was arrested and charged with simple battery and false imprisonment after a woman alleged that Milaski attempted to assault her four days prior in his Gainsville campus door room.
WCJB reported that the complainant, identified only as a sophomore student, told authorities that Milaski, who was intoxicated at the time, asked her for water. But when she tried helping him to his room, she claimed that he tried to ‘make out’ with her.
When the female student refused, Milaski pulled her wrist and said, “I want to sleep with you.” She also alleged that as she was leaving, Milaski picked her up, put her on the bed and attempted to assault her. Eventually, she was able to run back to her own room asking a friend to stay with her.
However, while back at her room, she noticed a shadow at her doorway and said it was Milaski. She said she yelled at him to leave after he tried to lie down next to her. She said her scream woke her friend up who also shouted at Milaski to leave.
Citing an arrest report, The Washington Post reported that upon getting arrested, Milaski allegedly admitted to the police that he grabbed the woman’s wrist and did want to sleep with her.
At his first appearance last week, Milaski pleaded not guilty and was held on a $125,000 bond. His attorney sought for a decrease in bond citing Milaski’s lack of criminal history, he’s being a ‘high-achieving student’ for having two majors and is in two university honor societies. He also argued that Milaski is not a flight risk and has also personally done 210 hours of community service in the past two years.
Milaski’s lawyer, Ronald Kozlowski also asserted that if the judge would reduce or waive his bond, then he would be able to go home and help his parents prepare for the approaching Hurricane Dorian which will soon hit his hometown.
Though Milaski was released on his recognizance, he was also ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device and was banned from being in contact with the complainant. He was also prohibited from entering Alachua or Sarasota counties where the university is located, except for court appearances or important school events.
Source: Fox News