WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police have charged 14 people in connection with an alleged fraternity hazing incident last fall at a southwest Ohio college that ended with a pledge requiring surgery for an injury.
Police made the arrests Thursday after an investigation into the Halloween incident at Gamma Phi Gamma fraternity house at Wilmington College that resulted in the fraternity being kicked off campus until at least 2019.
The Clinton County prosecutor's office says the suspects are all charged with either misdemeanor assault or hazing.
Court records said the pledge was injured when he was struck with a towel "fashioned as a weapon" and then needed surgery to have a testicle removed.
Jim Reynolds, president of the Quaker college of about 1,000 students southeast of Dayton, says the conduct is unacceptable.