Former U of M Student Sentenced for Raping Women at Parties

Pled guilty to two counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct

A former University of Minnesota student will serve six years in prison for raping two women he met at college parties in 2014.

22-year-old Daniel Drill-Mellum of Waconia was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

An 18-year-old woman told police Drill-Mellum raped her at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house during a Halloween party in 2014.

A 19-year-old woman said Drill-Mellum raped her at his apartment after meeting him at another party the following weekend.

He was arrested and charged at the end of 2015.

The Star Tribune reports both victims read statements during the sentencing. Drill-Mellum did not look at either woman, and was led out in handcuffs at the end of the hearing.

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