Boston police seek charges in alleged frat hazing
BOSTON—Boston police are seeking criminal complaints against 14 people in the alleged hazing of five Boston University students at an off-campus apartment.
Police said Tuesday they are asking a district court to approve charges of hazing, failure to report hazing and assault and battery against the 14, and charges of keeping a disorderly house against 3 of them. A hearing is set May 7.
Police said they found the five men early Monday after getting a complaint about a loud party at the apartment where members of a fraternity not recognized by the university live.
Police said the men were found in their underwear, bound together at the wrists by duct tape and covered with food, condiments and beer. Some had red welts on their skin.
Boston University says any students found responsible could face suspension or expulsion.