Former Fraternity Chapter Advisor Charged With Sexual Battery - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Former Fraternity Chapter Advisor Charged With Sexual Battery

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - A former fraternity chapter adviser at Cleveland State University will have to pay damages in a civil lawsuit brought by a former student who alleged that he sexually battered him.

Joseph Wegrzynowski, who is 46, is the former alumni association president for the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at CSU.

He is scheduled to go on trial in Lorain County Common Pleas Court in August on charges of sexual battery and furnishing alcohol to a minor who wanted to join the fraternity.

Judge Mark Betleski granted a default judgment against him on Monday. How much he will have to pay will be determined later.

The alleged victim is a 20-year-old Wickliffe man who said that Wegrzynowski took him and other pledges to the Aqua Marine resort in Avon Lake in December of 2000.

He said that it was there where Wegrzynowski improperly touched him.

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