College Fraternity Members Charged In Hazing Probe

AKRON, Ohio (February 27, 2014) Six members of a fraternity at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio have been charged with hazing after a pledge was beaten with paddles.

Campus police say the 22-year-old pledge told investigators he went to a hospital after he was beaten over several nights.

He said the beatings didn't stop even after he bled through his pants.

Police filed misdemeanor assault and hazing charges Thursday against the six members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

A police report says the abuse happened over three weeks in January during the fraternity's pledge process.

Some of the suspects denied the pledge had been beaten and blamed another fraternity for spreading the allegations.

Officials at the university say they shut down the fraternity and don't tolerate hazing.


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