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May 2, 2017: USC Student Charged With On-Campus Rape

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Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
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A University of Southern California student was charged today with raping a young woman on campus last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Armann Karim Premjee (dob 2/14/97) was charged in case BA456846 with one count each of rape by use of drugs and sexual penetration by a foreign object. Premjee is expected to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On April 1, Premjee is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in her campus dorm room sometime after 1 a.m. The victim’s roommate walked in when the alleged crime occurred. Premjee went into a bathroom and when he returned, the roommate confronted him and he left.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $1 million. If convicted as charged, Premjee faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.