From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TUSCALOOSA –A 19-year-old University of Alabama student, Joseph Tyler Pitts, of Moblie, has been charged with the rape of an 18-year-old girl in a dorm room, police said.
The female victim, also a student at UA, told police she had been drinking with Pitts earlier in the dorm room. The report alleges two friends entered the room and witnessed Pitts having intercourse with the unconscious victim. They woke up the victim.
University Police contacted the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit and requested their assistance at DCH Regional Medical Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Following an investigation, Pitts was arrested and charged with first degree rape. He is being held in the Tuscaloosa County jail on a $30,000 bond.