Rollins Student Charged With Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment

October 12, 2017

According to The Sandspur: Daniel Khair, a 21-year-old of Ward Hall at Rollins, was arrested on September 26 on one count of sexual battery on a person 18-years or older, and one count of false imprisonment. He is being held on a $150,000 bail. He supposedly sexually assaulted a student in a room at Ward Hall (Khair’s residence hall). The victim was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana earlier in the day. According to the police report, the two had known each other and considered each other friends. The case was reported to the office of Campus Safety, which is required to send the report to the office of Title IX. According to Ken Miller, Assistant Vice President of Campus Safety at Rollins said:

“When a person is in that situation, they have had all their power, all their decision making, stripped away from them. So, what we try to do is provide them with as many options and choice as we can, so they can make whatever decision they feel most comfortable with.”

The Campus Safety offices at Rollins would also like students to understand:

“I want students to know that they do not have to tell me the name in order to get help. If they just want to come in and say, ‘this is what happened.’ That’s fine. We can’t make them do anything they do not want to do.” – Oriana Jimenez, Rollins’ Title IX coordinator