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Man accused in Oxford rape faces more charges, higher bond

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 14:48:32-04

HAMILTON, Ohio -- The suspended Miami University buildings and grounds employee accused of raping a student off campus is now facing more charges and an increased bond amount.

Brandon Levi Gilbert, 22, is now charged with rape, attempted rape, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of felonious assault, WCPO news partner the Journal-News reported. A Butler County judge increased Gilbert's bond Wednesday from $41,000 to $75,000 with a 10 percent rule, and said that Gilbert must wear a GPS monitor if he's released.

The 21-year-old woman who said Gilbert attacked her ran screaming toward an Oxford police officer who was in the middle of a traffic stop at the time, police previously said. Officers located and arrested Gilbert within minutes, and the woman identified him as her attacker.

A Miami U spokesperson said that Gilbert has been suspended without pay until his case moves through the legal system. 

Police have said they don't believe the attack was related to five others reported in the area between August and late September.