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Police: WVU student arrested, charged with hazing

December 17, 2013
Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Morgantown Police Department says it has arrested a 21-year-old student following an investigation of hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity.

Authorities said Tuesday that Andrew Nemes of Huntington Beach, Calif., has been charged with battery and hazing. He was released on a $2,000 bond.

Police received information that a 19-year-old male was injured and physically assaulted while participating in initiation at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in November.

The West Virginia University Department of Public Safety received information regarding the incident and contacted Morgantown Police Department.

Police say the reported victim declined to provide further information to investigators until after legal and family consultation.

Additional arrests are pending and school officials also are investigating the incident.



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