Warm Up Ahead, Case Western Rape, BG Coach Gets Hate Message - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Warm Up Ahead, Case Western Rape, BG Coach Gets Hate Message

It is a dry and chilly Tuesday. The big warm-up begins overnight when a warm front lifts. The wind will pick up out of the south and we'll head to 70 Wednesday. The next cold front will bring widespread rain on Thursday. Behind that system wrap around moisture will linger with rain on Friday before high pressure builds in leading into a dry weekend.

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."

Bowling Green State University Men's Head Basketball Coach Louis Orr woke up to a disturbing message outside his Bowling Green home Sunday morning. Bowling Green Police say sometime Saturday evening or Sunday morning someone drew the words "white power" in chalk on the sidewalk in front of Orr's house. The suspect or suspects also drew what appeared to be a swastika, police said. Orr has been the head basketball coach at BGSU since 2007. A university spokesperson told Toledo News Now Orr did not wish to comment on the matter, but that this is the first time anything like this has happened to him in Bowling Green. "We're hoping that someone in the community can provide us some information as to who might have been involved in this sort of thing. There wasn't lasting permanent damage done, but it's still troubling that the messages that were posted on the sidewalk were posted and that's troubling to anybody in the community. I'd like to think that we're not a community that would support such activity," said Bowling Green Police Lt. Brad Biller.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager

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