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Innocent pleas in Washington State University sorority house rape case


A Washington State University student pleaded innocent Friday to a charge of second-degree rape in a sorority house.

Kyle Schott, 23, also pleaded innocent to first-degree burglary, two counts of residential burglary and one count of attempted residential burglary in a case that has drawn widespread attention.

Schott, of Renton, originally was charged with first-degree rape, but the charge was reduced. He is free on $100,000 bail.

An actor featured in dozens of hard-core sex films who also is charged in the case has been released after posting bail.

Christopher Jack Reid, 25, who uses the screen name Jack Venice, entered innocent pleas to charges of second-degree rape, first-degree burglary, attempted residential burglary and two counts of residential burglary during an initial court appearance Wednesday after he surrendered to police.

Reid was released Thursday after posting $200,000 bail and giving a DNA sample, Whitman County jail officials said. His next court date is Oct. 12.

Reid drove from his home in Los Angeles to a motel parking lot in Pullman to surrender to police Wednesday.

The burglary charges involve break-ins at the Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi and Delta Gamma sorority houses and an attempted break-in at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity in Pullman.

Reid, a Texas native and Iraq War veteran, has appeared in 86 hard-core sex films, according to The Internet Movie Database’s Web site.

Police reports say a Washington State student who was sleeping at the Kappa Alpha Theta house awoke early on Sept. 13 to find two men in her room. Both fled. The woman, who is not a member of the sorority, told police she believes she was sexually assaulted in her sleep.

Schott told officers that he watched as Reid “spooned” with the victim and touched her as she slept, according to court papers. Schott said he handed Reid a condom, and the victim said she believed the sound of a condom package being opened may have awakened her, court documents said.

Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

–Associated Press 

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