Two From Brookline Found Responsible in Allston Hazing Case
July 2, 2012
In April, when five men were found in an Allston basement, taped together and covered in condiments, police suspected hazing. Last week, the Suffolk District Attorney (DA) arraigned one man, and held two Brookline residents responsible for that hazing.
According to the Boston Globe, "The men had been doused with flour, coffee grounds, fish sauce, chili sauce, honey, hot sauce, and mustard, police said. The men had been doused with flour, coffee grounds, fish sauce, chili sauce, honey, hot sauce, and mustard, police said."
The five men were Boston University students, and the house belonged to the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Shortly after the incident, the fraternity shuttered its Boston University chapter.
BU Today reports that nine students, believed to be part of the unrecognized fraternity were being investigated by Boston and BU campus police.
The DA arraigned Jesse Kay, 20, and Spencer Davidson, 22, both of Allston on five counts of assault and battery, hazing and failure to report hazing. Davidson was arraigned on June 20, Kay one week later.
The press release also indicates that three other men, including two more 22-year-old Brookline residents have had their cases continued while authorities look into their involvement in the incident.
Assault-and-battery charges could see up to two-and-a-half months in prison; hazing, a misdemeanor, up to a year and a find of $3,000. Those charged with failure to report hazing could see a $1,000 fine. In addition to potential sentencing, these students could face sanctions and possible suspension from the University.