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Student Allegedly Tells Rape Victim, 'I Guess I Just Really Wanted To Have Sex'

Police say that 21-year-old University of Central Florida student Jamie Polanco admitted in a recorded call to forcing himself on his victim, saying he didn't "know what was going through [his] head."

By Eric Shorey
Jamie Polanco

A student accused of sexual battery allegedly told his victim "I just really wanted to have sex," in a recorded phone call following the attack.

that he admits that he fully remembers being repeatedly told "no" by a partner before having sex.

University of Central Florida student Jaime Polanco, 21, was arrested last week in connection to an alleged non-consensual sexual encounter that occurred about a month prior. A student whose name and gender has been redacted contacted police after the incident.

The victim said they and Polanco had been watching a basketball game at a student apartment complex about a mile away from the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida. The victim made clear they had no intention of having sex with Polanco, but told police Polanco forced himself upon them despite their resistance.

Jamie Polanco

The victim called the police when Polanco returned to the apartment and left behind a sticky-note. Polanco was gone when police arrived at the scene.

Officers recorded a call between Polanco and the victim, in which he can allegedly be heard saying, "I guess I just really wanted to have sex," according to The Orlando Sentinel. He also said that he remembers the victim saying "no" and that the alcohol was not to blame. 

"Yeah, I am so sorry. I don't know what was going through my head," Polanco allegedly said, according to Click Orlando. "I can't justify it at all. What I did was terrible."

Polanco's bond has been set at $10,000. He has been forbidden from contacting the victim.

The status of Polanco's enrollment at the University of Central Florida is unclear.

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