Warrant issued for man accused of raping woman attending SXSW


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A warrant has been issued for a man accused of raping a Houston woman who was in town for South By Southwest in 2016, according to an APD release.

According to an affidavit, the victim returned to her school and reported to the Rice University Police Department March 14, 2016, that 27-year-old Brian Wong, of New York City, sexually assaulted her the night before in Austin. The woman told police she met Wong at a private party where she drank half a glass of wine and began to feel disoriented, dizzy and physically impaired. 

The victim said she did not remember leaving the party and traveling to Wong’s hotel room, where she claims he pushed her down and took off her clothes. On July 11, 2018, the woman positively identified Wong as the man who sexually assaulted her in Austin.

Wong’s bail will be set at $30,000.

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