ALABAMA STUDENT ARRESTED SUNDAY ON RAPE CHARGES

A 19-year-old University of Alabama student is facing rape charges.

According to Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Gary Hood, 19-year-old Joseph Pitts was arrested and charged with first-degree rape Sunday after an 18-year-old University Of Alabama student told police she was raped by Pitts.

The victim told investigators she was raped after drinking in a dorm room on campus.

Hood said the teen said she was awakened by two friends, who saw Pitts on top of her. The teen told Tuscaloosa investigators about the incident at DCH Regional Medical Center early Saturday.

Pitts was taken into custody on a $30,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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