A Florida college residence assistant charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment was released Friday on his own recognizance after his attorney successfully argued that he is a “high-achieving student,” local news outlet WCJB reported.

Ian Milaski, a University of Florida senior and residence hall assistant, was arrested on Aug. 29 after a female student accused him of assaulting her in his dorm room.

According to the outlet, the victim told police that Milaski contacted her for help. He said he was drunk and asked for water.


She reportedly helped walk Milaski to his room when he allegedly tried to force himself on her, repeatedly asking her to have sex with him. 

She protested and attempted to leave the room but he refused. Milaski allegedly picked her up off the ground, pinned her on the bed and trying to put his fingers inside her underwear, according to a police report obtained by NBC 2 News.

The victim was able to flee and return to her dorm room. However, the report states that Milaski entered hours later and tried lying down next to her. He was stopped by one of the victim's friends, who had been asleep in the same dorm room and yelled at him to leave. 

Milaski was jailed on charges of battery and false imprisonment, with bond set at $125,000. 

A judge on Friday ordered Milaski be released on his own recognizance after his attorney filed an emergency defense motion to reduce his original bond.

The motion described Milaski as a “high-achieving student,” according to The Alligator, UF’s student newspaper.

He is “slated to graduate in May 2020 with degrees in both business administration and economics” and has “personally performed more than 210 hours of community service in the last two years,” the motion stated.

His attorney said being released would allow him to complete his school assignments and allow his parents from Cape Coral, Fla., to prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

The attorney also wrote that further evidence will show the incident to be a “misunderstanding among platonic friends fueled by alcohol.”

The judge ordered Milaski to have no contact with the victim. He is also prohibited from returning to Alachua County or Sarasota County except for court appointments and to attend "necessary events” at the university.

Milaski also was ordered to wear a GPS monitor. No date has been set for his next court appearance.