Onyekachi Precious Kenis
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Georgia State University student charged in on-campus rape 

A Georgia State University student faces rape and aggravated sodomy charges in an alleged on-campus assault that occurred last month, officials confirmed. 

Onyekachi Precious Kenis, 18, of Lithonia, remained in the Fulton County jail Wednesday, one day after he was denied bond at his first appearance hearing. Kenis was booked Monday. 

Kenis allegedly raped a woman at Piedmont Central, an on-campus housing facility that opened in 2016, on June 11, according to a police report obtained by AJC.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution does not identify victims of sexual assaults. 

GSU police Chief Joseph Spillane told AJC.com that authorities had to interview witnesses, which delayed the investigation and Kenis’ subsequent arrest. 

Spillane confirmed Kenis was enrolled in the university’s Summer Success Academy, which requires academically at-risk freshmen to attend a seven-week summer session before fall classes begin. Kenis previously attended Martin Luther King Jr. High School in the DeKalb County School District, spokeswoman Eileen Houston-Stewart said. 

Kenis has been removed from the program, Spillane said, but is still enrolled at the university. He is a pre-public health major, according to university officials. 

Kenis’ next court date is scheduled for July 24.

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