UCA student admits to having sex with intoxicated female, facing rape charges

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A University of Central Arkansas student is released on bail after being arrested for allegedly raping a student after a fraternity party.

According to an arrest affidavit from the Faulkner County prosecuting attorney’s office, Michael Andrew Zeher, 18, is facing rape charges stemming from an incident at his dormitory.

University police responded the Bear Hall around 1:30 Friday morning in regards to a possible sexual assault on the 4th floor.

A friend of the victim said Zeher escorted the victim from a party at the Sigma Tau Gamma house to the dorm where they both reside because the victim was intoxicated and not feeling well. The friend said Zeher’s roommate sent her a message on snapchat that Zeher was having sex with the victim.

The victim told police Zeher forced his penis inside of her.

While at the University of Central Arkansas Police Department, officers interviewed Zeher who agreed to speak to them without an attorney present. According to the affidavit, after signing his Miranda Rights form Zeher admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim for approximately five to ten minutes.

Zeher said the victim was “incoherent” at the time when he took her clothes off, had sex with her, put her clothes back on and put her on his bed.

Officers asked him why he did it if he knew it was wrong. Zeher said he liked her for a long time and that he “had feelings for her.”

Zeher told police the victim nodded “yes” when he asked her if she was okay with what they were doing. Police said Zeher admitted he did not think that the head nod was sufficient consent given by the girl to have sex with her.

He has been released on bail.

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