Attorney for Former CMU Student Accused of Rape Fails to Get Case Dropped

The former Central Michigan University student government president accused of rape was in court Monday to try to get his case dropped.

Ian Elliott is charged with sexually assaulting a fellow student in August of 2016 and another one in 2014. 

During Monday’s hearing, Elliott’s attorney Joe Barberi explained how a mistake made in a report by the attorney general’s office alleged Elliott attempted to drug women in a separate incident.

Before the attorney general’s office was able to correct that mistake, word had already spread about the attempted drugging, further damaging Elliott’s character, according to Barberi.

Barberi fought for an acknowledgement of the mistake and possibly to have charges dropped.

The judge agreed a mistake was made, but the rape trial will proceed as planned.