LSU law student booked on rape count

Baton Rouge police officers arrested a third-year LSU law student on campus Wednesday morning accused of raping a woman at his home over the weekend.

Abdellatif De Vol, 25, 2232 Terrace St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of forcible rape. Officers took him into custody at the law center before the beginning of an intellectual property class.

A 26-year-old woman told detectives she had gone out drinking with De Vol late Friday and was invited back to his home for more drinks. She said she told De Vol she wasn’t interested in having sex, but that he became aggressive and began removing her clothes, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The woman later went to the hospital with scratches that were consistent with a sexual assault, the arrest document says.

She later placed a “controlled phone call” — which was recorded — to De Vol, asking him about the nonconsensual sex, the affidavit says, “to which the defendant replied he was sorry.”

Second-year law student Matt Deville, who sits two rows behind De Vol in the course, said De Vol was not in class at the beginning of the lecture but his bag was. He said he noticed officers outside the room on his way into class.

“Everyone was just curious,” Deville said of the students. “No one exactly knew what was going on.”

De Vol was being held Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bond, according to booking records.