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Pakistani man charged with raping teen in US

A Pakistani man visiting the US on a student visa raped a teenage boy who was attending a summer workshop at a Pennsylvania community college, police said.

world Updated: Aug 03, 2010 23:28 IST

A Pakistani man visiting the US on a student visa raped a teenage boy who was attending a summer workshop at a Pennsylvania community college, police said.

Muhammad Hanif, 25, admitted he raped the 16 year old boy on Saturday night in a dorm at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, according to investigators.

Hanif and the teen were both in the country on student visas, according to Bethlehem Township police Capt. George Boksan. Police would not identify the teen's home country.

In court documents filed Monday, police said the teen told officers he woke up and left his room to get a drink of water. Hanif invited him to sleep in his room and the boy fell asleep before waking up to find Hanif assaulting him, according to police.

Investigators interviewed Hanif, who allegedly admitted he attacked the boy and told police he thought the boy was gay. Hanif was charged Saturday with felony counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault and other charges.

He was being held on $200,000 bail. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer and he has no local address. Both students were attending summer programs at the community college, which is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.

Hanif and the alleged victim were attending different programs, according to Northampton Community College spokeswoman Sue Kubik. Hanif's program was sponsored by the school and the teen was attending a program by another organization that had leased spaced from the school, Kubik said.