A Fargo man is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in Grand Forks after giving her alcohol.
Arsenio Lamare Oquinn, 28, is charged with the Class A felony of gross sexual imposition of an impaired woman following the alleged October rape. He was also charged with the Class A misdemeanor of contributing to the deprivation of a minor for supplying the woman with alcohol.
A criminal affidavit describes the case as beginning when Oquinn arrived at the woman's residence at about 10 p.m. on the night of the incident.
The two had plans to have dinner and watch a movie together, and the report says Oquinn had purchased a six-pack of hard lemonade before visiting the apartment.
The woman said she drank two bottles of the lemonade, later telling investigators the drink tasted more strongly of alcohol than usual.
She said she wasn't feeling well after the second, so went to her bedroom to lie down. Oquinn went with her, helping her to the room and placing her on the bed.
The affidavit states the next thing the woman remembered was waking up and being sexually assaulted by Oquinn. The woman told police she "screamed at (him) to stop and told him 'no,' " but that he continued.
According to the affidavit, Oquinn told police that he had sex with the woman but denied it was rape, claiming the act had been consensual. He said they'd begun having sex but stopped soon after, at which point the woman had started cursing at him.
He also told police he hadn't bought any alcohol before going to the woman's apartment. But the affidavit states officers obtained video surveillance from a nearby liquor store that clearly showed him buying the hard lemonade about 20 minutes prior to arriving at the residence.
The woman went to a Grand Forks emergency room the day after the alleged rape. From there, she reported the incident to Grand Forks Police.
Oquinn has been ordered not to contact the woman and was booked into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center on bail of $50,000.
He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 16 in the Grand Forks County District Court.