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Foreign college student charged with rape

Mug shot of Abhishek Dutta (Source: Cleveland Police) Mug shot of Abhishek Dutta (Source: Cleveland Police)

A foreign student at Case Western Reserve University is facing charges he sexually assaulted a grad student who also attends the university.

This is a relationship that started on Facebook in India.

The grad student had been living in India, and she told police she started an online friendship there last spring with Abhishek Dutta, the student arrested. 

Records show Dutta is an Indian student here on a student visa.

Dutta's been charged with rape, after being accused of sexually assaulting the woman at an apartment on Mayfield Road. 

A judge has demanded his passport considering him a risk to run from the charges.  But Dutta's defense attorney Dan Margolis says, "When the truth comes out, it'll be clear, there was no sex assault."

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