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Woman reports sex assault at NC State party

Posted January 19, 2015

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— A woman told North Carolina State University campus police she was sexually assaulted around 1 a.m. Sunday at a party hosted by Delta Sigma Phi, at 1526 Tryon Road.

The woman, who is an N.C. State student, said she did not know the man and provided only a vague description of him. No arrests have been made. Campus police and the fraternity are investigating.

"We are all just really shocked, very shocked," said Delta Sigma Phi President Christopher Vernick. "(We will) conduct an investigation internally and come up with everything that we can."

The executive director and CEO of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity & Foundation, based in Indiana, also spoke out Monday.

"Our National Headquarters and Rho Chapter will fully cooperate with the university and police on their investigations, as well as conduct our own internal investigation," Patrick Jessee said in a statement. "Our Fraternity Code of Conduct demands members 'respect the dignity of all persons.' We are committed to creating and maintaining a positive, safe environment for all those in the N.C. State community."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call university police at 919-515-3000.

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  • Dan Homiller Jan 20, 2015
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    That's ridiculous. People that you don't like can be raped, too. The first question is the credibility of the complaint, not the credibility of the complainant. You can't figure out the credibility of the complaint until you investigate the reported incident.

  • Ryan Walsh Jan 19, 2015
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    ...this was the right quote of the ignorant comment.

  • Ryan Walsh Jan 19, 2015
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    Ignorance at its best. Butthurt GDI

  • tri123 Jan 19, 2015

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    Statements you make supporting your willingness to commit a felony could show up in your trial- something to keep in mind when using rapist logic in print.

  • tri123 Jan 19, 2015

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    Aside from not understanding the United States Constitution, you don't understand the difference between having your fingerprint checked against the state & national databases and it being in the databases.

  • Christopher Rose Jan 19, 2015
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    Fraternities are a throw back to the old aristocracies. They need to get rid of them. They serve no good useful function other than set up back room dealing later in life.

  • LuvsThePack Jan 19, 2015

    State needs to hide these rapes like Carolina does. Then they, too, could delude themselves into believing they are something they are not.

  • Edward Levy Jan 19, 2015
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    I stand corrected. Between fingerprints madatory for most schools, government(Fed, Municiple,Civil service, and many other jobs over 87% of the population has been fingerprinted + every immigrant who applies for citizenship must be fingerprinted + anyone who has gone to jail or prison is fingerprinted. All children born in hospitals are footprinted. I still maintain my original comment, that EVERYONE should be DNA'd on file

  • kindaas Jan 19, 2015

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    Sure, why not surrender more of our rights to the government.

  • Mike Berthold Jan 19, 2015
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    "EVERY"? Not true. IAFIS has 52 million records. Quite a bit short of the US population (only about 1/6th of it actually).

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