UA student arrested, charged with rape of other student

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuscaloosa Police arrested a University of Alabama student, who is accused of raping another student. Prosecutors charged 19-year-old Joseph Tyler Pitts with One Count of Rape.

Tuscaloosa Police tell us they were asked to speak with a sexual abuse victim at DCH Medical Center and learned that the victim is an 18-year-old student at the university.

She told police that she and Pitts were drinking in a dorm room when she lost consciousness. She says a friend walked into the room and found Pitts on top of her.

Pitts is being held at the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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