Bond set at $300k for man accused of sexually assaulting CofC student

VIDEO: Man accused of sexually assaulting College of Charleston student in bond court
Chisolm in court on Thursday. (Source: WCSC)
Chisolm in court on Thursday. (Source: WCSC)
Delaney (Source: CCDC)
Delaney (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Bond was set at $300,000 for a 38-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a College of Charleston student last year.

Leviticus Chisolm is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

On Thursday, Chisolm told the bond court judge that he's a landscaper. The victim was also in court and spoke through tears.

"Your violence forced me to lose my home, my education, my confidence and my self-esteem," the victim said in court."I'm not the person I was before this assault and I will never be the same as a result of what you've done to me."

A detective asked the judge to prevent Chisolm from having any contact with the accuser.

Chisolm is one of two men charged in the September 2014 incident. Authorities also charged Demond Darrell Delaney, who investigators say is an accessory.

Chisolm's charge stems from an incident on Sept. 12, 2014, when police responded to the College of Charleston Victim Services and met with the victim and a CofC victim services advocate.

The victim said she arrived at Mynt Bar on Calhoun Street on Sept. 11, 2014 with her friend. The victim told investigators that she had two beverages at the bar.

According to a police report, the next thing the victim remembers was arriving at her apartment at some point in the morning.

Police say the victim later spoke to her roommate who said the victim had returned to the apartment at 5:15 a.m. on Sept. 12.

The victim said she then realized that her underwear from the night before was located in her purse. She also said that she was physically sore and believes she was sexually assaulted.

According to the victim, she found a transaction on her ATM card for $323 on Sept. 12, and only found $20 in her purse. Officers said they saw a transaction on the victim's online banking app for $12.78 at Mynt.

An affidavit released on Thursday states Chisolm engaged in sexual intercourse and sexually assaulted the victim knowing the victim was heavily intoxicated, physically helpless, mentally incapacitated and unconscious.

Authorities say the victim was later seen at a local medical facility where a sexual assault examination was completed and showed trauma to parts of her body.

In addition, the affidavit states that DNA evidence linked Chisolm to the crime.

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