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4 Boys Face Life in Prison for Locker Room Rape

High schoolers allegedly assaulted teammates with broomstick

(Newser) - Four high school football players in Maryland are facing life in prison for what prosecutors describe as an "astonishingly cruel" assault on four boys. Jean "JC" Abedi, Kristian "KJ" Lee, Will Smith, and Caleb Thorpe, all aged 15 and members of Damascus High School's junior varsity... More »

6 Charged With Sex Assault at All-Boys School

Toronto's St. Michael's College calls assault 'simply horrific'

(Newser) - Police arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto on Monday and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the Internet. Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli said the teens, who are all 14 and 15, are from St. Michael's... More »

Suit: Frat Pledge Whacked Head, Was Given Cocaine

Lawsuit accuses Phi Kappa Psi of negligence, hazing

(Newser) - The mother of a former University of Southern California student who killed himself last year is putting blame on the fraternity that allegedly hazed him. Kathleen Russell claims Phi Kappa Psi members forced 19-year-old pledge Alasdair Russell to "drink in excess to the point of passing out" at an... More »

Pledge Collapses, Later Dies During Fraternity Outing

Tyler Hilliard's family suspects hazing

(Newser) - Police in Riverside, Calif., say the death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge is "suspicious," and they are investigating whether hazing played a role. "It's just not the easy whodunit type of case," Officer Ryan Railsback tells the Los Angeles Times . "There's a lot... More »

1st Frat Brother Sentenced in Penn State Hazing Death Case

Ryan Burke avoids jail, is sentenced to house arrest

(Newser) - A Penn State University fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time on Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest, the AP reports. Ryan Burke, the first frat brother sentenced in... More »

Frat Chapter at Cornell 'Horrified' Over 'Pig' Sex Game

Zeta Beta Tau members had sex contest based on women's weight

(Newser) - A Cornell University fraternity chapter that held a sex contest that members dubbed the "Pig Roast" in reference to the weight of the women they slept with has been placed on probation for two years. The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity last... More »

Judge Bans Frat After Pledge Dies in Hazing

Chun Hsien Deng was killed in 2013

(Newser) - A judge in Pennsylvania has banned a fraternity from operating in the state for 10 years after the organization was found criminally liable for the death of a pledge four years ago. In December 2013 , Chun Hsien Deng, a student at Baruch College, died after falling unconscious during a hazing... More »

Recovered Video Shows Pledge Given 18 Drinks in 82 Minutes

The police were able to recover deleted video related to Tim Piazza's death

(Newser) - Newly recovered security camera footage from inside a Penn State fraternity house showed a pledge had been given at least 18 drinks in 82 minutes , investigators said Monday in announcing dozens of new charges related to the pledge's death. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller charged 10 new... More »

Marine Drill Instructor Guilty of Abusing Recruits

'He wasn't making Marines. He was breaking Marines'

(Newser) - A Marine Corps drill instructor was convicted by a military jury of physically abusing young recruits, sometimes while drunk, and focusing his fury on three Muslim-American military volunteers. The eight-man jury at Camp Lejeune, NC, determined Thursday that Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix was guilty of hazing and maltreatment of recruits... More »

Pledges Soaked in Urine, Puked on in Frat House of Horrors

21 SUNY students charged with hazing

(Newser) - 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... More »

Frat Pledge Had BAC of 0.495 When He Died. Now 10 Arrested

One of the arrested faces negligent homicide charge in death of Maxwell Gruver

(Newser) - Ten people were arrested Wednesday on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, the AP reports. One of the 10 suspects—Matthew Naquin, 19—also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, LSU... More »

LSU Suspends Frat Pledging After Freshman's Death

Maxwell Gruver died in alleged hazing incident involving alcohol

(Newser) - Louisiana State University freshman Maxwell Gruver arrived at the Phi Delta Theta house in the hope of being admitted to the fraternity as an official member. Instead, he ended up at the hospital, where he died Thursday morning. Gruver, an 18-year-old pledge from Georgia, had been taken from the fraternity... More »

Frat Pledge Who Died Was Treated Like 'Roadkill,' Say Parents

Jim and Evelyn Piazza speak out on son's death

(Newser) - A fraternity pledge who was ordered to guzzle alcohol during a hazing ritual and twice fell down a flight of stairs before his death was treated like "roadkill," his father said Monday, days after criminal charges were filed against 18 of his son's Penn State fraternity brothers.... More »

'Sickening' Details of Fraternity Pledge's Final Hours Revealed

Eighteen frat members charged in death of Timothy Piazza

(Newser) - Eighteen fraternity members have been charged—eight of them with manslaughter—after a 19-year-old died during a pledging party in February at Penn State, the Washington Post reports. Video from security cameras inside the Beta Theta Pi frat helped authorities piece together the final hours of Timothy Piazza's life.... More »

Frat Member Faces Jail Over Peanut Butter Stunt

Police charge him with hazing at Central Michigan University

(Newser) - A Central Michigan University student accused of spreading peanut butter on the face of a passed out teen with a peanut allergy faces jail time over the stunt. Dale Merza, 20, has been charged with misdemeanor hazing and faces up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine... More »

Frat Pledge Sent Chilling Text Before Death

'They're going to get me f----- up,' wrote Tim Piazza at Penn State

(Newser) - Penn State sophomore Tim Piazza sent a final text to his girlfriend the night he took a fatal fall at a fraternity house: "They're going to get me f----- up." Piazza's parents tell the Philadelphia Inquirer their 19-year-old son sent the message shortly before he headed... More »

Parents Livid Over Frat's Peanut Butter 'Joke' on Son

Incident at Central Michigan University under investigation

(Newser) - A student who smeared peanut butter on an unconscious freshman's face calls it "a joke." The freshman's parents call it hazing that could have turned deadly because the 19-year-old has a severe allergy to peanuts. The pictures Teresa Seely posted on Facebook Tuesday show her son... More »

Accusations of 'Offensive' Touching Rock Oregon Football Team

High schoolers allegedly hazed 11 freshmen

(Newser) - An off-season training camp was meant to strengthen Oregon's Philomath High School football team. Instead, an incident of "aggravated hazing" has turned the team upside down. Juvenile delinquency petitions will be filed against six players, aged 15 to 17, after a July incident involving 11 freshmen at the... More »

Marines: 15 Drill Instructors Investigated for Hazing

The investigation comes after a recruit died in March

(Newser) - The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at the Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, the AP reports. The allegations stem from an investigation into the death of a Parris Island recruit in March. Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Mich.... More »

3 HS Basketball Players Charged With Raping Teammate

Tennessee players allegedly assaulted teammate in hazing incident

(Newser) - Three high school basketball players in Tennessee have been charged with raping and assaulting a teammate in an apparent hazing incident, officials said. Gatlinburg Police said in a statement that the players were charged Monday in the incident, which occurred last week at a rental cabin. The statement said staff... More »

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