Man Accused Of Second Degree Rape At Home Near Duke

A 21-year-old man was charged today with second-degree rape for an alleged attack on a Duke University freshman at an off-campus party.

Police arrested Michael Jermaine Burch of Durham and charged him with assaulting an 18-year-old woman who said she was raped in the bathroom of a house near the Duke campus.

Police were called early on the morning February eleventh to the house, where members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. had organized a party that began February tenth. One fraternity member lives at the house.

Police say about 50 people attended the party.