A rental home near a New York college campus became a house of horrors for fraternity pledges who were vomited on, doused in urine, and forced to eat foods that sickened them, authorities said Wednesday. The AP reports more details of the allegations against Pi Alpha Nu emerged in documents filed in court in the case against 21 State University of New York students charged with hazing. The abuse endured by 10 pledges was carried out inside the frat house located near the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh. The victims told authorities how the fraternity brothers subjected the pledges to hazing that also included repeated paddling on the buttocks and being forced to eat food off the floor.
According to court documents, a 19-year-old student told campus police that while being paddled, "One of the brothers hit me so hard that my knees buckled and I had to be held up." He also said pledges were forced to drink alcohol and other liquids and eat foods that would make them throw up, including condiments, raw sardines, clam juice, and chewing tobacco. Another pledge told authorities that during "hell week" last February the pledges were made to get down on the floor in a plank position while some frat members vomited on the students and others tossed cups of urine on them. College officials have suspended the fraternity as authorities continue their investigation. Nine of the 21 students charged were arraigned Wednesday, and all pleaded not guilty, including 21-year-old frat president Evan Floreck.
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