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OSU student charged with rape wants bail reduced

In a new court filing, Richards is asking the judge to reduce that bail to $50,000.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 5:34 PM

BENTON COUNTY, Ore .-- An Oregon State University student charged with rape and sex abuse wants his bail to be significantly reduced.

Roland Richards, 19, is lodged at the Benton county jail, and his bail is set at $525,000. In a new court filing, Richards is asking the judge to reduce that bail to $50,000.

The alleged crime happened last weekend, and he was booked on Jan. 19. According to court documents, the victim wasn't capable of giving consent.

Investigators said Richards had also recorded the alleged victim when she was naked.

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