Bond set for Weaver

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October 18, 2011

12:29 PM

Bond was set at $25,000 Tuesday morning for a College of William and Mary student charged with rape.

While awaiting trial, Jeffery Weaver ’13, will only be allowed on campus for the purposes of attending classes at the Mason School of Business and Washington Hall, where he takes a language class.

The 27-year-old was arrested Monday after allegedly raping a female student at the College. Weaver, who lives off campus and enrolled at the College after spending six years in the military, told Judge Colleen K. Killilea that he had no reason to see the alleged victim again.

“I’m unsure exactly of who she is,” Weaver told Killilea over video-conference from Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, where he is being held. “[I don’t know her] in terms of first and last name. I know what she looks like.”

The alleged incident took place inside the woman’s dorm room during the early hours of Saturday morning. According to the police report, he had not been using alcohol and was invited into her room.

Prosecutors described the case as “an acquaintance, not a physical incapacity, but rather by force.”

Weaver’s lawyer seemed to be preparing to launch a defense that any interaction was consensual. The issue of who provided a condom was brought up before an objection by prosecutors was sustained.

Weaver’s arraignment was set for late December.

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