Dartmouth Fraternity Says Most Charges Dropped

03/29/12 6:06AM

The former head of a Dartmouth College fraternity says the college in New Hampshire has dropped hazing charges against all but three of its members.

Brendan Mahoney is former president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and told the student newspaper that the college has dismissed charges against 24 students accused earlier this month. Mahoney told The Dartmouth the charges were withdrawn after the fraternity provided physical evidence disputing allegations made by former member Andrew Lohse.

In January, Lohse went public with allegations of the "dehumanizing" experiences he said he witnessed at Sigma Alpha Epsilon, including pledges being pressured to swim in and consume vomit.

College spokesman Justin Anderson said he could not comment on individual charges Wednesday, but said allegations may be modified or withdrawn as dictated by evidence.

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