COUNCIL CHRONICLE – Two Alpha Tau Omega fraternity members have been arrested and charged with sexual battery after a female college student claimed that the two suspects raped her during a house party. According to court documents, the party hosted at the Alpha Tau Omega house was not sponsored nor approved by the chapter.
Alpha Tau Omega Members Took Advantage of Drunk Woman
On Tuesday, the University of Florida suspended all Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity activities after two of its members were taken into custody and charged with rape.
Based on the police report, 20-year-old David Anthony Kirk and his friend, 26-year-old Jack Ryan Smith, gang-raped a woman at the fraternity’s party held on Friday night.
According to the victim, whose name was not disclosed, she was invited the evening to the Alpha Tau Omega chapter house by Smith and his buddy, Kirk. Before arriving at the party, the woman stopped on the way and drank several glasses of vodka.
The woman told the authorities that while at the frat house party she might have had one or more drinks before feeling queasy.
Based on the victim’s testimony, the only things she remembered from the party was here trying to spell out some words and having trouble going up the stairs. The woman told the police that she sorts of blacked out and waking up the following morning naked in Smith’s bedroom.
More than that, the woman said that she woke up, face down and with Smith forcing himself on her while Kirk to force her into performing oral sex. The rape victim also told the authorities that she even heard the Alpha Tau Omega frat members arguing over whose turn it is.
After leaving the chapter house, the woman called the authorities and went straight to the Florida Hospital East Orlando.
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