IU student arrested and charged with rape



Warning: this article mentions and includes details of sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – An IU student was arrested and charged in connection to a rape reported in November at an on-campus residence hall, according to IU Public Safety Public Information Officer Hannah Skibba.

Michael Greenberger was arrested on Dec. 7 and charged with two counts of rape, both level 3 felonies. IUPD says that Greenberger was suspended and trespassed from the university.

Skibba said the rape allegedly happened at Foster Hall on Nov. 15 and the victim, a non-IU affiliated individual, reported the assault to officers at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Nov. 17.

Online court records show that Greenberger posted bail and was released ahead of his initial hearing on Dec. 15, where he entered a not-guilty plea. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Feb. 19.

IU Executive Director of Media Relations Mark Bode confirmed that the university was made aware of the arrest and that Greenberger is not allowed to attend classes or be on Indiana University property.

No other details in the case were immediately available.

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