Student charged with rape 'claims he was re-creating Fifty Shades'

A 19-year old student arrested on sexual assault charges against a fellow student has allegedly claimed that he was re-enacting scenes from the film Fifty Shades of Grey.

Mohammad Hossain, a first-year student at the University of Illinois-Chicago, invited the woman back to his dormitory room on Saturday and told her to strip for him. He then allegedly tied her to the bed using belts and covered her mouth with a necktie.

When the woman asked him to stop Hossain allegedly hit her several times and continued the assault, DNA Info reported Assistant State Attorney Sarah Karr as saying. When his roommate tried to enter the room Hossain held it shut. After the alleged victim was allowed to leave she contacted campus police, DNA Info said.

Hossain claims to have got the idea from the sadomasochism-heavy Fifty Shades of Grey film, which has just been released.

The bio-nuclear engineering student has been banned from the UIC campus and charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

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