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An alleged rapist, identified only as a 23-year-old Oxford student, was arrested near Christ Church Meadows late Tuesday night. Actually, he was also identified as being “brilliant.”

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The story is reported by The Sun, with the tagline, “A BRILLIANT Oxford University student was arrested yesterday after being accused of a catalogue of sex attacks on a woman.” That can’t be entirely blamed on the publication, though it is a bizarre thing to write without comment about an alleged rapist. Apparently, people around campus have all been describing the young man as a really smart guy:

A university source told The Sun last night: “The nature of the allegations are truly shocking.

“He is a highly intelligent young man.

“His arrest has shocked the university community.”

A police officer spoke with student newspaper The Tab, saying only, “A 23-year-old man from Oxford was arrested today on suspicion of sexual assault and ABH. He is currently in police custody.”

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The Tab also says that the unnamed student is notable in the Oxford politics scene, though not in a position of power in any society there. They refrained from commenting on the virtues of his intelligence.