Defendant enters plea after five days of trial  

Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the GUILTY PLEA of 23-year-old CHRISTIAN KAHF.

In October of 2017, standing in front of his fraternity brothers on the campus of Georgia Tech University, Christian Kahf, the defendant, said,

“I am a monster. I am a rapist and a pedophile.”

Fraternity brothers who were in the room during Kahf’s admission said the defendant became very emotional and abruptly left after making this statement. Members of the fraternity called Georgia Tech Police to make the department aware of Kahf’s confession. 15 of the fraternity brothers who spoke to police said they believed Khaf was referring to actual events in his past. Two of them told police that before Khaf made that statement to the group he admitted to acting inappropriately with a 7-year-old girl. Georgia Tech Police Officer J. Gibbons interviewed Kahf after speaking to his fraternity brothers. At the time, the defendant denied raping anyone but did provide the names of his current girlfriend and ex-girlfriend.

Officer Gibbons contacted Kahf’s ex-girlfriend who said the defendant had raped her at least seven times over the course of their relationship. The victim said she never reported the rapes to the police because she was afraid they would not believe her. Kahf’s ex-girlfriend said she was a deeply religious woman who was saving her virginity for the man she married. The victim said in May of 2014 she was studying abroad in France when Kahf came to visit her. The victim said one night while she was sleeping she awoke to a pain her lower pelvic area and abdomen. She realized Kahf was having sex with her and when she told him to stop he refused and told her to stay quiet. The next morning, the victim confronted Kahf about the rape, and he admitted to having sex with her that night. As a result of her religious beliefs and her devotion to marrying the man she lost her virginity to, the victim remained in a relationship with the defendant. No charges were ever filed in this incident.

On January 29, 2016, the victim and her friends went club-hopping in Atlanta for her 21st birthday. They took shots at each club, so Kahf was their designated driver. The party made its way back to Kahf’s fraternity on Georgia Tech’s campus. Early in the morning on January 30, 2016, found a place to sleep in the house. Kahf said she didn’t have any memories of the night, but when she awoke the next morning she felt like she had sex. The victim confronted Kahf and he admitted that he had sex with her.

On November 16, 2017, Kahf and his ex-girlfriend, the victim, in this case, met on the Georgia Tech campus. The victim was wearing a digital voice recorder and there were a number of undercover officers waiting nearby. When Kahf’s ex-girlfriend confronted him about having sex with her the night of her 21st birthday, Kahf said,

“What happened was not consensual that night. I raped you more than once, and I wish I never had.”

 Kahf went on to admit that he raped the victim multiple times during their relationship when she was unconscious. Five days later, Kahf was arrested and was held in the Fulton County Jail until trial.

The trial for the January 2016 incident began in Fulton County Superior Court on Monday, July 16, 2018. After the first five days of the trial, KAHF decided to plead guilty to RAPE and was sentenced 20 YEARS TO SERVE 7 with the balance on probation. Kahf is not to have any contact with the victim or her family, and he will officially be placed on the sex offender registry.   

Judge Craig L. Schwall, Sr., of the Superior Court of Fulton County, presided over the case. Deputy Assistant District Attorney Amy Ferguson prosecuted the case. She was assisted by Assistant District Attorney Andy Margolis and Investigator Brian Salter of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Officer J. Gibbons of the Georgia Tech Police Department was the Lead Investigator in the case.