Police investigating claim of sexual assault at CSU fraternity house

Police investigating claim of sexual assault at CSU fraternity house

Cleveland Police are investigating a claim that on Dec. 12, a sexual assault occurred inside the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity House over on East 22nd Street near the Cleveland State University Campus.

Over the past three years there have been 18 sexual assaults on or near the Cleveland State University Campus.  Out of those, five have been inside dorms.

On Dec. 13, the Fraternities National Headquarters out of Missouri sent out a letter stating the fraternity had been placed on emergency disciplinary suspension as the result of an allegation of sexual assault.

Cleveland State students reacted to the news, concerned about safety on campus.

"I feel like it's safe, but you always have to be looking around your surroundings and be aware of everything around you," said CSU student Cheyenne Heggie.

"I think overall it's safe because I see the cops out patrolling the area when I am out so I feel pretty good," said student Dominique Hankins. CSU does not have a reputation as a party school, and wild and crazy frat or sorority parties are not a common weekend activity. Plus, on campus, students see a lot of eyes watching everyone.
"We have RTA police. We have Campus Police and Cleveland Police around here so it's pretty safe," CSU student Dillon Lutgring said. 

CSU Officials say a student and the fraternity has been suspended from the University pending the outcome of an investigation. 

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