Three BU students appear in Brighton courthouse on hazing-related charges

Three of nine men facing charges for the alleged hazing inside the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity in April appeared briefly in a Brighton courtroom Friday.

Jonathon Katz, 22, Alexander Nisenzon, 22, and Kyle Shevrin 21, are each charged with five counts of failure to report hazing. Arraignments for the threee were postponed until June 27 during Friday’s brief hearing,

On April 9, Boston Police investigating a noise complaint found five Boston University students in the basement taped to each other at the wrist and wearing only underwear.

The students were covered in honey, hot sauce, fish sauce, mustard and were shivering and appeared to be horrified, police said in a report filed in court.


They also had red welts on their bodies and some had portions of the back of their heads shaved.

Katz, Nisenzon, and Shevrin belonged to the 30-member chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, which drew most of its members from Boston University.

In the wake of the police investigation, national leaders of the fraternity shut down its Boston chapter at 24 Ashford St. The fraternity had no official ties to BU, officials have said.

According to the police report, Katz and Nisenzon were found in a second-floor bedroom where they and three other defendants were “lying in a bed together faking that they were sleeping.’’

Shevrin tried to run out the front door, but was stopped by police. The men showed up in Brighton Municipal Court Friday, but their arraignment was continued until June 27.

The other defendants have been assigned a variety of court dates. All three men and their attorneys declined comment after the proceeding.

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