Former IU student accused in two rape cases

(Photo Provided/Monroe County Jail)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — A former Indiana University student is being accused of two rapes.

21-year-old John Enochs, of Downers Grove, Ill., turned himself into authorities on Sep. 11. He later bonded out on a $20,000 surety, $500 cash bond. He’s scheduled to be in court in November 2015.

Enochs is accused of raping two women at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The most recent incident happened in April 2015. According to the probable cause affidavit, the victim, who told police she had been drinking before the assault, said she was in the courtyard of the fraternity house with her friends when she went inside for the bathroom. The victim told police the next thing she remembered was being in a private room, naked, with an unknown man, having sex.

Indiana University police issued a crime alert to students and staff telling them about the sexual assault. They said another woman who received the alert told police she had been raped during a party at the same fraternity house in October 2013. Police said she gave them Enochs’ name.

“The alerts are put out for the safety of the community,” said Indiana University Police Department Lt. Craig Munroe. “So people get this information and they can use that information to determine what they need to do to protect themselves and then it also helps us with possible suspects and that’s a very big help and that was the case here.”

Police said surveillance video, DNA and witness statements is what led to a warrant being issued for Enochs’ arrest.

Delta Tau Delta’s headquarters gave this statement:

The headquarters office of Delta Tau Delta is aware of a lawsuit filed involving its chapter at Indiana University. The headquarters office in Fishers, Ind. is working with its counsel to review the complaint.”

“As a matter of practice, Delta Tau Delta does not comment on pending litigation,’ said Jim Russell, the fraternity’s executive vice president.

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