Kappa Delta Rho of Penn State University in Harrisburg is in hot water after it was discovered that they had been posting naked pictures of co-eds that had been in their frat house, some obviously drunk or incapacitated in some way, some sexual, and photos of strippers that had been hired by the frat boys on a private Facebook page. The covert page was discovered when a visitor to the house saw the Facebook page up after a frat member forgot to close it. She was shocked to see it was of herself, topless.
A probable cause affidavit from the State College Police obtained by Onward State describes the contents of the page in further detail as it was details by police.
Prosecutors stated that most of the women involved simply wanted their photos removed from the site, which had already occurred. However, there may be others that choose to press charges against individuals of the fraternity.
Assistant Police Chief John Gardner said the images and behavior was very disturbing in a news conference.
“The images are very disturbing. I don’t want to get into more specifics than that. “
Gardner added that any person who feels that they may have been subjected to victimization by the fraternity should come in the police station for peace of mind and they would go over the material to see if the individual had been involved.
The invite-only private Facebook page, called “Covert Business Transactions,” originally had 144 members, all of whom were students and alumni of the fraternity, and not only included photos of nude women or sexuality activity, but drug sales and drug use as well. One of the members had allegedly commented on the page “We should erase this or we will be on CNN in a week.”
The Penn State Interfraternity Council sent a cease and desist letter regarding the illicit activity to the fraternity on March 3, school spokesman L. Reidar Jensen told NBC news. While the original page appeared to be frozen at that time, a new page appeared entitled “2.0” which included the same sexual and nude photos, including photos of marijuana and cocaine.
Joseph Rosenberg, the executive director of Kappa Delta Rho, said in an official statement the fraternity was in complete cooperation with police regarding the matter.
“We are conducting a full membership review and reorganization of the local Penn State chapter and cooperating with the police and university investigations. We embrace the principle of respect for all persons and we will adhere to that principle in this matter.”
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