Students accused of torturing rodent as partial of hazing allegations

Students who were partial of an unrecognized companionship at an upstate New York college tortured a rodent as partial of illegal hazing, authorities say.

Six College at Brockport students and 3 other men were charged, including two who are accused of animal cruelty.

Police pronounced Thursday that two former pledges came forward, heading to the charges.

“We’ve perceived complaints about this organisation before, but we indispensable a auxiliary victim to be means to go forward,” Brockport University Police Chief Daniel Vasile said, according to the Democrat Chronicle. “I do trust there are some-more victims and we intend to keep interviewing for people for as prolonged as necessary.”

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Police Lt. Mark Cuzzupoli told the journal that they tortured the rodent “as an instance of what would occur if somebody came brazen or tried to leave the organization.”

“It’s inhuman and disgusting,” he said.

Officers had executed a hunt aver last week at the disorderly residence adjacent the campus, which is located 15 miles west of Rochester. The residence is assigned by an unrecognized companionship famous as the Delts.

Arrested were Andrew William Peterson, Nickolas Antonio Buffa, Jacob Benjamen Manolt, Jacob William Parker, Mussey Tesfai Tella, Leo Woon Keul Chai, Connor Brett Reed, Brian Christopher Halpin and Tyler Francis Ryan. Peterson, Tella and Ryan are not stream students at Brockport, according to the Democrat Chronicle.

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They were charged with misdemeanors that embody hazing, attack and rapist nuisance. Eight of the 9 men are scheduled to seem in justice on Friday.

With News Wire Services

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