BY RANDY LUDLOW
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
An Ohio University fraternity and its members could be suspended or expelled following allegations that pledges were forced to drink large amounts of alcohol and were beaten.
Two students’ injuries required treatment at the Athens hospital while several others received minor injuries Thursday night at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, according to OU and Athens police.
The fraternity received a citation Friday charging the organization with hazing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The fraternity entered a not-guilty plea in Athens Municipal Court on Monday.
Police learned of the incident when student Michael Pristera, 18, of Prospect, Ky., was found unconscious in his dorm room in Jefferson Hall late Thursday after a fraternity initiation meeting.
He suffered mouth injuries and a bloody nose and was covered with abrasions shaped like hand prints, police said.
Another student treated at the hospital said he was “blindfolded and forced to chug large amounts of alcohol and repeatedly slapped around” by Delta Tau Delta members. Full story.