22-year-old Daniel Drill-Mellum was arrested on Christmas Eve for rapes he’s alleged to have committed last fall.
Police say Daniel raped the women after two separate parties on back-to-back weekends; October 31, 2014 and November 8, 2014.
The first rape occurred at a Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity party on Halloween of 2014.
The 18-year-old victim told investigators that he led her into the laundry room of the house and they began to kiss. She tells police that she tried to stop him, but that he pushed her against a wall, then tried to force her to perform oral sex.
She then says she turned away and tried to get off of her knees, but Daniel purportedly said â€œI know you want thisâ€ and â€œYouâ€™re so turned on right now,â€ before raping her.
The second rape occurred on November 8, 2014.
The 19-year-old victim in that case says she met Daniel at an off-campus party in an apartment across the street from where he lived. She says he invited her to his apartment to get more alcohol.
According to the complaint, they began to kiss, but she told him to stop when he tried to take her clothes off. He asked her for sex, but she said no and told him she wanted to return to the party. She says she eventually performed oral sex on him in the hopes that it would only take a few minutes and that he’d then let her to return to the party.
Instead, the victim says, he forced her onto a bed and raped her.
She says she then ran out of the apartment and called 911. She was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where authorities say she had injuries consistent with rape: torn flesh in her mouth, and scrapes on her face, legs, and both nipples.
Police say the first victim told her roommate what happened the next morning and received treatment, but didn’t report the rape at the time.
In November 2015, she learned that he had been banned from campus by the university following the second alleged assault, but he’d been seen at a party on November 18, 2015.
The first victim then reported her case to campus police.
He’s been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, all felonies.
He was arrested by University of Minnesota Police and is being held on $100,000 bail.