ATLANTA - A former Georgia Tech fraternity president could spend up to 25 years in prison for the alleged rape of his former girlfriend. His trial started this week in Fulton County and resumed Wednesday.
Christian Kahf is now 23 years old. The former president of Kappa Sigma seemed to have it all. He was a rising senior at Georgia Tech who traveled abroad and had a beautiful girlfriend, but it all ended in 2017 when prosecutors said Kahf was at a Kappa Sigma Fraternity meeting and shared an intimate confession with his brothers.
"During that meeting, the defendant stands up and says ‘I'm a rapist.’ The people there who knew the defendant heard what he said and called the police," prosecutor Amy Ferguson told jurors during opening statements this week.
Fulton County prosecutors said it was Khaf's own fraternity brothers who turned him into police. Police found his ex-girlfriend who was the victim in the case and she agreed to move forward with a rape charge.
But the defense said this case centers around two young people who were exploring romance and sexuality but then, the female had regrets.
"This case is not about sexual assault; it is not about rape. It is about dysfunction and regret," defense attorney Suparna Malempati told jurors as she showed them pictures of the couple in several different settings and read love letter and cards the victim sent to Kahf.