Loyola Freshman Accused of Raping Two Students

Colin Cahill Kennedy ordered held on $300,000 bail

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013  |  Updated 10:56 PM CDT
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Loyola Freshman Accused of Raping Two Students

Colin C. Kennedy

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A Loyola University freshman was charged with criminal sexual assault after he allegedly raped two female classmates in their dorm rooms on the school’s Lake Shore campus.

Colin Cahill Kennedy was arrested Sunday at the Pumping Company Restaurant in the 6100 block of North Broadway after the women, both 19 at the time, went to campus police to report the attacks, which spanned over a two-day period, Cook County prosecutors said.

In both alleged attacks, Kennedy told the teens he couldn't get into his own dorm room and needed a place to sleep. The girls allowed him to stay and were assaulted, authorities said.

Kennedy’s attorney pointed to the lack of DNA evidence that ties his client to the alleged crimes and said he did not make any statements implicating himself.

Kennedy, who is from California, is studying international business, Robert Kerr said. He is involved in the campus church, Kerr said.

Two classmates who attended Kennedy’s bond hearing Tuesday refused comment.

Judge Donald Panarese ordered Kennedy held in lieu of $300,000 bail.

Officials from Loyola University were unavailable for comment.

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