Warning: This article contains graphic content relating to sexual assault. 

Second-year UC Santa Barbara pre-biology major Arian Eteghaei — who was charged with seven counts of felony sexual assault and one misdemeanor on June 8 — now faces a second case with 16 additional felony sexual assault charges and one misdemeanor.

The dates of his alleged crimes from both cases range from October 2020 all the way to June 2021. 

The first case against Eteghaei lists the following charges: two counts of rape by force, two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of forcible oral copulation, one count of false imprisonment with violence and one count of battery. 

Eteghaei pleaded not guilty to all charges in his first case. 

The second case against Eteghaei lists the following charges: three counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object, two counts of forcible oral copulation, two counts of assault to commit rape, sodomy, mayhem, etc., one count of attempted rape by force, two counts of rape by force, two counts of false imprisonment with violence, two counts of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, one count of battery, one count of rape of a drugged victim and one count of rape of an unconscious victim. 

Eteghaei’s trial for his first case was originally set to begin on Nov. 5 but has now been moved to Dec. 17. The date for Eteghaei’s second case is yet to be determined, and as a result, Eteghai has not entered a plea for any of the charges from the second case. 

The Nexus will continue to report on this case as more information becomes available.

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Atmika Iyer
Atmika Iyer (she/her/hers) is the County News Editor for the 2021-22 school year. She's a lover of loud music, loud laughs and loud prints.