A 19 year old Stanford student and collegiate swimmer has been accused of sex crimes including rape and sexual assault. The student, who has been asked to leave the university, is being charged with the sexual penetration of an intoxicated person, under Penal Code section 289(d), among other related charges. According to the Mercury News the assault was witnessed by two bicyclists who prevented the suspect's escape.

Sex crimes such as the sexual penetration of an unconscious or intoxicated person is a serious felony crime and strike offense under California's Three Strikes Law. Penal Code section 289(d) or (e) carries a prison term range of three, six or eight years and is a mandatory sex registration offense.

The Mercury News reports that the student attended a party over this past weekend where he met the victim. Sometime after midnight he was found on top of the woman by two men riding bicycles who detained him until police arrived. It is further reported that the woman was allegedly too intoxicated to consent or resist. It is unclear whether the suspect was intoxicated at the time

The suspect was until recently a freshman at Stanford and was an All American High School swimmer who holds state records in freestyle swimming. He is currently out on bail and has retained private counsel to represent him.

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