A University of Florida residence hall assistant accused of sexually battering a fellow student was released from jail after a judge agreed with a motion describing him as a “high achieving student.”
Ian Milaski was released on his own recognizance Friday after his original bond of $125,000 was reduced. The judge in the case agreed with a motion filed by his attorney advocating for his release from jail due to the “hurricane threatening his southern Florida home” and his “obligations as a double-major senior” in college, local station WCJB reports.
The motion also described Milaski—who had been jailed after allegedly forcing himself on another student and trying to “finger her” against her will—as a “high achieving student” who “personally performed more than 210 hours of community service in the last two years.”
Milaski is facing charges of simple battery and false imprisonment after his arrest on Aug. 29.
The RA is accused of calling a woman just before 2 a.m. in August and asking her to bring him a glass of water. He allegedly told her on the phone that he was drunk and needed her help, according to an arrest report obtained by The Independent Florida Alligator, the university’s campus paper.
When the woman arrived, Milaski tried to “make out” with her. The woman yelled no, but Milaski allegedly grabbed her by the wrist and told her “I want to sleep with you,” the report said.
The victim asked Milaski to let her leave, then tried to get away by pretending she needed to get her keys from out in the hall. However, according to the report, Milaski picked her up and put her on the bed, where he tried to “finger her” against her will. The woman was able to break free and run out the room.
Later, however, the woman told police she was sleeping in her room when she heard a noise and saw Milaski enter her dorm room, WCJB reports. He allegedly tried to get in bed with her. He left after she and a friend, who was staying with her, yelled at him to leave, the woman said.
As part of the conditions of his release from jail, Milaski has been ordered not to be in Alachua County or Sarasota County unless it’s for travel, court appointments or necessary events at the university, according to WBBH.
He was also ordered to wear a GPS monitor.
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