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CROWN POINT — A Hammond man is accused of raping an intoxicated woman after meeting her at a Highland bar.

Mohammed S. Aldhayyan, 25, was charged Thursday in Lake Criminal Court with rape, a level 3 felony.

The woman told police she was drinking with friends the night of Oct. 3 at Growlers, 2816 Highway Ave., court records state. She said she noticed Aldhayyan, a client at her job, was also at the bar.

The woman said she blacked out after several drinks, but remembered Aldhayyan taking her driver's license out of her purse, records state. She said she woke up the next morning in her Crown Point apartment, where her bedroom was in disarray, blood was on her comforter and male clothing was on her bedroom floor.

During the night, the woman's teenage son had witnessed a man carry his mother into her bedroom, records state. He called his father, who came to the apartment and kicked in the woman's bedroom door. He said Aldhayyan was standing nude over his ex-wife, who was partially undressed.

The husband told Crown Point police the defendant repeatedly apologized, records state. The husband noted his ex-wife was “passed out” and incoherent.

The woman underwent a sexual assault examination at Franciscan Health in Crown Point. Police collected clothing, bedding and jewelry at the scene, records state.

Aldhayyan was arraigned Friday morning on the charges. His surety bond is $30,000.


Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.