Triangle Briefs

Grad student jailed on assault charge

From Staff ReportsMay 23, 2006 

— A Duke University graduate student was in jail Monday, charged with attempting to rape a family friend's teenage daughter.

Do Hyuk Kang, 28, of 610 Douglas St., B212, Durham, was being held in lieu of $400,000 bail. Chapel Hill police have charged Do with two counts of attempted second-degree rape, two counts of attempted forcible sex offense and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Police say the assault happened overnight Friday, when Do was spending the night at a family friend's house in Chapel Hill. In the middle of the night, the girl woke up and found Do in her bed, said Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane Cousins.

The girl told her parents, and they called police Saturday morning, Cousins said.

According to the arrest report, Do admitted he touched the girl. Police also said Do, who is from Korea, declined an offer by police to contact the Korean consulate.

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