Fraternity Issues Statement on FSU Sexual Battery Investigation

By: FSUPD Release, Gary Parker, Mike Springer Email
By: FSUPD Release, Gary Parker, Mike Springer Email

FSU Police are investigating an alleged case of sexual battery at a fraternity house party.

The incident occurred just after 10 PM last night at the Kappa Alpha fraternity on West College Street.

The victim was an 18-year-old FSU female student attending the party.

It is unknown at this time whether or not the suspect is also an FSU student or associated with the frat.

Police say the victim's drink had allegedly been tampered with.

"It serves as a very good reminder certainly that, as we've said many, many times, that if you go out and go to a party or whatever to watch your drink," Major Jim Russell of FSU Police said.

Police say this is the first reported case of sexual battery on campus this school year.

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[UPDATE] 9-23 3pm -

The Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office releases a statement:

The Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office is collecting information regarding an alleged sexual assault on Thursday, September 22.

Local members and fraternity officials will continue to assist local authorities and University officials as the process continues. There are not additional details at this time.

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Tallahassee, Florida - September 23, 2011 -

On 9/23/11 at about 12:06am, the FSU Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual battery that occurred at 418 W. College Avenue (Kappa Alpha fraternity) sometime around 10pm on 09/22/11 during a party. The FSU Police Department has an ongoing investigation related to this crime.

The case is related to tampering with a beverage and students out and about on campus are not considered under immediate threat due to this incident. Police are following up on a number of leads and also request that if anyone who was at the listed address immediately before, during, or after the time of the offense, or has information related to the offense, contact Sgt. Randy Hunter that the FSUPD via 850-644-1234 850-644-1234.

While police have some rudimentary suspect information, release of this limited information would not be beneficial to the successful apprehension of a suspect at this time.

Persons who want to provide information but want to remain anonymous can contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS. Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you do not have to give you name, and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to 1000 dollars.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    Its quite simple. If the crime was committed within the confines of the frat house, those who reside in the house should have some level of responsiblity. I mean if you throw a party (frat or not) and underage drinking takes place, you are responsible for any happenings. The Frat must be held responsible to a certain extent by law if the incident happened in their house.
  • by Silhouette Location: Tallahassee on Dec 5, 2011 at 10:53 AM
    @anon & annony: The second question would be, "Where did the abuse occur?" If it was IN the frat house, then you can bet frat boys knew about it...i.e.: In whose room did it take place. These guys let outsiders have free reign of the frat house? They don't know whose used their beds? Gimme a break...
  • by Anon on Sep 26, 2011 at 02:15 PM
    This is THE LAST frat that something like this would happen to. There were guys at that party that weren't in KA. So everyone that is blaming the assault on the members of KA are ridiculous. People that are so ignorant. I know this particular fraternity VERY well.... Let the investigation happen without all your nonsense opinions that have no proof.
  • by annony Location: tallahassee on Sep 24, 2011 at 03:50 PM
    where does it say the ALLEGED aggressor was a frat boy??? there was a party at the frat house so there would have been young men in attendance who were not members of the KA. And remember this incident is still under investigation. Geez people, really, does anyone use their brains at all anymore. The dumbing down of our public school system in action.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 at 06:16 AM in reply to annony
      I think the 'dumbing down of our public school system' can more easily be seen in your lack of proper grammar. You can't even right a complete sentence, yet you are the one complaining.
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        by grammar police on Sep 26, 2011 at 01:40 PM in reply to
        lol...if you're going to call out his grammar at least spell "write" properly
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Sep 24, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    Why this is nothing more than a date rape! Just a bunch of hoodrat thugs! I'm a simple man, and this calls for a simple solution. Gather all the information, and DNA, tell these punks to pack their bags and move! Tell them to remove their signage, and beat feet! If they don't like it..?just tell them to find another university. Thanx.
  • by sober up college kids Location: fl on Sep 24, 2011 at 12:17 AM
    i though college wasa place to learn and make something out yourself. EVERY OTHER WORD IN COLLEGE IS PARTY.
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      by Tina on Sep 25, 2011 at 04:39 AM in reply to sober up college kids
      You should drive by in front of this Fraternity, all you see up and down the whole block is trash, lots of empty cups, I wonder if the parents of these kids have any idea what their children are doing at college. I am shocked that FSU Police dont camp out on this street, its a constant party!!
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        by Father on Sep 26, 2011 at 10:28 AM in reply to Tina
        Tina, I am a father of one of these "College Kids". Your college experience was obviously full of nothing fun and probably very little friends. Thanks for your concern and go back to being a mother now.
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      by Robert on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:19 PM in reply to sober up college kids
      I know I partied a whole lot in college... mostly because it was fun. And it would seem that as a result I still learned to properly use the english language. Perhaps you need to either A) go to college or B) party. The latter deemed beneficial for me in the end.
  • by Odd on Sep 23, 2011 at 05:40 PM
    THe state should run all Fraternity's out of the State of Florida on a one way rail.
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      by Schermerhorn on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM in reply to Odd
      Fraternity's are the single most successful leadership coaching institutions in the nation. Not all things to do with greek is bad. I.E. most fraternal organizations are very involved on campus and in philanthropy. Sad to say that people are so ignorant that they believe that a single incident due to an ALLEGED sexual battery is to be pinned upon the shoulders of an entire community. People who join greek are not here for parties but for a brotherhood and a chance to be something bigger than they otherwise would have been. I find it very offensive and sad that the media only displays the bad side of our organizations through small isolated incidents which are disciplined accordingly. They do little however to show the accomplishments of the greek community in a much brighter light. If you aren't a part of it, haven't been there you probably don't know the full story and don't understand greek life at it's core.
  • by J Location: Tampa on Sep 23, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    Im calling BS. I am an alum, that is not what ka is about. I bet the only thing put in that drink was booze.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    Get rid of these losers, PIKE rules!!
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      by lol on Sep 23, 2011 at 02:30 PM in reply to
      ya at PIKE the drink would have been spiked with steroids...
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      by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 at 03:31 PM in reply to
      The fraternity that was banned from FSU in the early 90s for an incident that involved a stripper locked inside of a trophy case.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2011 at 02:09 PM in reply to
        lmao!
  • by Anon Location: Tallahassee on Sep 23, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    "Dieu et les Dames" indeed.
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