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Former UF student released on battery charge as 'high-achieving student,' now facing sexual battery charge

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 17:47:24-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — A University of Florida Resident Assistant who was released without bail on battery charges after a judge said he is a "high-achieving student," is now facing sexual battery charges.

According to ABC affiliate WCJB, 21-year-old Ian Milaski was originally charged with simple battery and false imprisonment after an incident with a woman in a dorm room last month.

WCJB reports that Milaski contacted the woman saying that he was drunk and needed help. When they arrived at Milaski’s dorm room, he tried to force himself on her.

She said Milaski continued to force himself on her and grabbed her wrist to prevent her from leaving. She was able to get to the door, but Milaski picked her up and placed the woman on his bed.

According to WCJB, the woman was able to leave his dorm room at some point and return to her own room and asked a friend to stay with her. Milaski managed to enter her dorm room and tried to lie next to her. When she yelled at him, her friend woke up to protect her and yelled at Milaski to leave.

A Circuit Judge originally released Milaski on his own recognizance a week ago, but on Friday, prosecutors filed an additional charge of attempted sexual battery.

With the additional charges, the recommended bond is $300,000. According to Alachua County Jail records, Milaski is not currently in jail.