Prosecutors said Mohammad Hossain, freshman studying liberal arts and sciences at UIC, committed the crime on Saturday, Feb. 21, after bringing a 19-year-old female, also a UIC student, to his dorm room.
The two had previously been intimate, said Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr.
Prosecutors said Hossain bound the female’s hands and legs, covered her mouth with a necktie and repeatedly hit her with a belt. Authorities said Houssain then began punching the victim and sexually assaulted her, ignoring her cries asking him to stop.
Houssain allegedly told authorities that he was reenacting scenes from Fifty Shades of Grey.
Hossain’s roommate arrived at the dorm after the crime. Prosecutors said Hossain blocked the door, preventing his roommate from entering.
The victim contacted the police after she left Hossain’s dorm, according to prosecutors.
Hossain posted a Facebook status nearly an hour after the crime was committed stating, “I’m finally satisfied.”
Hossain was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set a $500,000 bail.
Authorities said Hossain has participated in several leadership programs at UIC and was a member of UIC Student Alumni Ambassadors and the triathlon team.
Suzaine Suba and Kevin Pham, both former high school classmates of Hossain, say they were caught off guard when they learned Hossain was charged with a crime. Suba says Hossain was a good person and was active at school.
“I remember the time when Hossain told me his experience with being bullied in school…he was just one of those individuals who struggled to fit into society,” says Suba. “I’m still trying to understand why he did what he did.”
Pham says Hossain was always eager in obtaining knowledge to expand his mind. However, he says, “Hossain was very pessimistic and would always put himself at the bottom of a totem pole.”