A 19-year-old West Chester University student and member of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity was arrested Thursday and charged with rape, sexual assault and other offenses, the executive director of the national fraternity said.
Mauricio Sanjuan-Martinez allegedly raped a female student around 4 a.m. Sunday, at a house rented by several students, some of which are members of Kappa Delta Rho, said Joseph Rosenberg, Kappa Delta Rho executive director.
"Consistent with our principles and the rules of our fraternity, both the local chapter and the national fraternity immediately commenced expulsion proceedings against the individual involved in the alleged assault," Rosenberg said. "Those proceedings are ongoing."
Sanjuan-Martinez was held on $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 16, according to NBC10. Rosenberg said members of the fraternity are cooperating with local law enforcement authorities in this matter.
West Chester University spokesperson, Pam Sheridan, said the university's Judicial Affairs office is investigating the incident to determine what sort of disciplinary action will be taken. This is the second reported rape on campus in two weeks. A rape was reported in a dormitory on March 20, according to Philly.com.
Messages to local police and the university's chapter of Kappa Delta Rho were not immediately returned.
The Kappa Delta Rho chapter at Penn State University was suspended after photos of unconscious, naked women appeared on a private Facebook page. The fraternity was suspended for a year while university and law enforcement officials investigate the incident.
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