New information about rape in Paine College dorm bathroom released

Jairus Rayshawn Dantzler (WRDW-TV)

Jairus Rayshawn Dantzler (WRDW-TV)

News 12 First at Five/ Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Just two days after the Paine College rapist agrees to a life sentence, we're getting new insight into what happened.

We got our hands on the case files tying Jarius Dantzler to three incidents, all sexual in nature.

Documents and recordings help explain how two sexual assaults happened on Paine's campus within four months.

A 911 tape from the victim's roommate gives us a first glimpse into what happened.

She calls, frantically, saying "Please help me, someone tried to hurt my roommate."

The call comes from the first floor of Graham Hall on Paine College's campus.

The caller says, "Someone touched her." The dispatcher asks, "Was she raped?" The caller responds, "Yes, please hurry!"

Case files reveal Jarius Dantzler waited in a bathroom stall, then attacked the victim when she got out of the shower. He then pulled her into a bathroom stall and raped her. Dantzler told investigators he was high before he went to Paine's campus.

The investigator asks, "So, you were baked out of your mind?" Dantzler responds. "Baked out of my mind."

Dantzler eventually admitted to having sex with the girl, which DNA later confirmed.

The rape in Graham Hall was not the first sexual assault on campus. Four months earlier, a student went to the bathroom. When she came back to her dorm room, Dantzler attacked her. Photo evidence shows a stick left to prop open a door . Investigators believe that's how Dantzler got in each time.

Security appears tighter on campus now. Campus police now guard every entrance to the school 24/7, but students say it's still too easy for non-students to come onto campus.

"All a student has to say is that person is with me, and they come straight on," Samantha McIntosh, a Junior at Paine College, said.

Students say, even with a rapist behind bars, they still don't feel safe.

"Upperclassmen, when they were doing tours of the school, we are telling the students don't come," McIntosh said.


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