Fraternities suspended after widespread hazing allegations

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — An investigation into alleged hazing by a fraternity at Miami University in Ohio has led to misdemeanor charges of hazing and assault against more than a dozen fraternity members.

A student reported in March that members of the Delta Tau Delta chapter at the university in Oxford hazed him. The student said he was beaten with a spiked paddle, kicked and forced to drink alcohol.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports police confirmed that a Butler County grand jury’s recent indictments of the 18 men stemmed from a hazing investigation.

Miami suspended the fraternity in August for 10 to 15 years after its investigation.

Delta Tau Delta’s national headquarters revoked the chapter’s charter in June.

At Ohio University, all fraternities were suspended as of Thursday following allegations of widespread hazing there.

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