A Florida college residence assistant charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment was released on his own recognizance after his attorney successfully argued in court that he is a “high-achieving student,” local news outlet WCJB reported.
Ian Milaski was arrested on Aug. 29 after a female student accused him of assaulting her in his dorm room.
On Aug. 28, a victim contacted the University of Florida Police Department who stated Milaski attempted to sexually batter her on August 25th, 2019 at his dorm room.
According to the University Police Department’s arrest report, Milaski kept trying to make-out with her and tried to “finger her” through her underwear.
According to WCJB:
According to the victim, Milaski called her and told her he was drunk and needed water. The victim says when she walked Milaski back to his room he tried to “make out” with her and when she refused, Milaski pulled on her wrist and told her “I want to sleep with you.” The victim also says she told him to stop and let her leave the room and he refused. The victim says she got closer to leaving the room but then Milaski grabbed her, picked her off the ground and placed her on the bed and tried to sexual batter her. She was finally able to escape and run out of the room.
The victim was able to ask her roommate and another friend to stay with her in her room. The victim says she heard a noise when everyone was sleeping and saw an outline of a person in the doorway of her dorm room. She then realized it was Milaski, and she says he tried to lay next to her and she yelled at him to leave. That was when the victim’s friend woke up and yelled at Milaski to leave.
Milaski was jailed on charges of battery and false imprisonment, with bond set at $125,000.
A judge on Friday ordered Milaski be released on his own recognizance after his attorney filed an emergency defense motion describing Milaski as a “high-achieving student,” according to The Alligator, UF’s student newspaper.
He is “slated to graduate in May 2020 with degrees in both business administration and economics” and has “personally performed more than 210 hours of community service in the last two years,” the motion stated.
His attorney argued that his release would allow him to complete his school assignments and allow his parents from Cape Coral, Fla., to prepare for Hurricane Dorian.
The attorney also wrote that further evidence will show the incident to be a “misunderstanding among platonic friends fueled by alcohol.”
The judge ordered Milaski to have no contact with the victim.
He is also prohibited from returning to Alachua County or Sarasota County except for court appointments and to attend “necessary events” at the university.
Milaski also was ordered to wear a GPS monitor.