Two UCF students have been arrested over allegations of gang raping a woman at an off-campus party, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
David Anthony Kirk, 20, and Jack Ryan Smith, 26, were arrested and face charges of sexual battery, a first degree felony, according to Orange County Court records.
An unnamed woman and her friends attend a “Meat Factory” party at a house near UCF on April 20. She drank before and during the party, and began talking to two unknown males by a fire pit, who would later be identified as Kirk and Smith, Smith’s arrest affidavit said.
The woman said she was was blackout drunk at this time, slurring her words and stumbling when she walked, and her memories became blurred, only remembering “snapshots” of what was happening. The next thing she remembered, she was naked on a bed while while Smith was raping her, she told deputies, the report said. She said Kirk was forcing her to perform oral sex on him, and she couldn’t speak or move due to her intoxication level, according to the report.
According to the report, she said she heard one of the men say, “My turn, my turn,” and the two men switched positions while she cried. She did not know how long this occured for, the report said.
The next memory the woman had was waking up on the floor of a bathroom with her shorts and crop top back on, crying. She then texted her friends, “begging for help because she had just been gang raped,” the report said.
The next morning, she decided to report the battery and went to Florida Hospital East Orlando.
Deputies said the house where the party occured was “often the venue for parties hosted by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity,” according to the report. Kirk was formally expelled from ATO in january, though it is unclear whether Smith is a member, according to an article written by the Orlando Sentinel.
Though ATO nationals did not respond to Knight News’ request for comment, the Sentinel reports that they released a statement Tuesday supporting the woman alleging the sexual assault and that the party the victim attended was in no way connected to ATO and that only 10 of the 250 attendees were ATO members. “This was not an ATO event,” the statement read.
UCF’s Eta Rho chapter of ATO was placed on organizational suspension Tuesday for disruptive and alcohol related misconduct, preventing the chapter from participating in fundraisers, socials, mixers, intramural competitions, recruitment, receptions, service projects and conferences, according to the suspension notice.
Smith has bonded out of jail after being arrested Saturday. Kirk was arrested Tuesday, and was scheduled to have his first appearance this morning, according to court records.