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Forum News Service, Published January 21 2013

Arrest made in South Dakota campus rape case

MITCHELL, S.D. - Mitchell police arrested a 23-year-old man Monday for rape of a person incapable of giving consent.

Kristopher Wilson, of Lawrence, Kan., allegedly had sex with an adult female who was highly intoxicated and unconscious at the time.

Wilson is a student at Dakota Wesleyan University, where the incident allegedly occurred during the early morning hours Sunday.

DWU Vice President of University Relations Lori Essig confirmed that Wilson is a student at the university and was living on campus at the time of the incident.

“We haven’t dealt with anything like this in our recent history,” Essig said. “I can assure you that the campus life disciplinary team will be dealing with this in a timely manner.”