EWU student charged with raping student, videotaping assault

EWU student charged with raping student, videotaping assault

An Eastern Washington University student is charged with rape and unlawful imprisonment for an attack on another student. Court documents say 18-year old Reed Kopec also videotaped and photographed the assault.

Eastern Washington University Police investigated the assault, which happened in an EWU dorm. The young woman said she had been drinking at a party and went back to Morrison Hall with a male student. She told police he took off her clothes and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. She also said he videotaped and photographed the attack. The victim told police she screamed out in pain, but the suspect put his hand over her mouth.

The woman was able to get back to her friends’ dorm room, where she showered and removed her clothes. Those friends called police, who seized the victims’ clothes while she went to Sacred Heart Medical Center for an exam. That exam revealed injuries consistent with what she told police.

The young woman was able to describe the bedding and other decor in the room where she said she was attacked. Police developed probable cause to visit Kopec, who lives in Morrison Hall; they found the bedding matched the victim’s description. Police questioned Kopec and he admitted leaving the party with the victim. He admitted having sex her and videotaping the incident. He also told police he had his neighbors wash his bedding after the encounter.

Court documents also state Kopec sent a text message to his roommate, including one that said, “I’m gonna f*** some b****.”

Kopec was arrested on charges including 2nd Degree Rape and Unlawful Imprisonment. He made a brief court appearance this week. While Eastern Washington University declined to comment, The Spokesman-Review reports Kopec’s parents were in court and told the judge their son removed himself from EWU and has moved home to Shoreline.