A Stanford University graduate student was arrested in the early hours of Sept. 24 for the alleged rape of a 28-year-old woman, according to the Stanford Department of Public Safety.
The incident occurred between 3:30 and 4:15 a.m. at Lyman Graduate Residences on Campus Drive, according to campus police. The male graduate student was arrested after campus police were called to his residence, said William Larson, public information officer for the Department of Public Safety.
The graduate student and woman, who is not a Stanford student, were in a "dating relationship" at the time of the incident, Larson said.
Police interviewed both the graduate student and the woman before arresting the man, Larson said. He was later booked into the San Jose Main Jail.
The man's bail was set at $100,000, according to Larson. He posted bail and was released from jail the next day, on Sept. 25.
Stanford police has forwarded the case to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office for review of charges, Larson said.
Stanford is currently investigating an alleged rape that occurred Sept. 30 on campus in a student residence. A female student reported to a campus security authority that she was raped by a male whom she didn't know. The alleged incident took place in the man’s dorm room, according to Larson.
Larson told the Weekly Monday that they are hoping the female student decides to come forward to provide a statement to police, which she has yet to do.
Stanford spokeswoman Lisa Lapin declined to say whether the university had opened a Title IX investigation into either case, but that said that "it is a standard practice for the university to invite a sexual assault victim to speak to the Title IX office immediately after an incident."
The two cases come at a time of heightened local and national attention around campus sexual violence, particularly in the wake of the controversial sentencing and recent release of former Stanford student-athlete Brock Turner.
The first few weeks of the college school year are also known as the "red zone," a time when female students are thought to be at higher risk of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.