Penn State Frat Suspended Over Nude Photos Of Women In Facebook Group

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A Pennsylvania State University fraternity was suspended after police discovered that members were using Facebook to post nude photos of women, Pennsylvania television station WJAC reported on Monday.

WJAC obtained a copy of the search warrant, which claimed that several members of the fraternity were accused of taking photos of women while they were asleep or passed out and posting them to secret Facebook groups.

Members of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity created a Facebook group called “Covert Business Transactions,” according to WJAC. A victim allegedly found out about the group, and it was shut down. The frat then created a group called “2.0,” according to the warrant.

State College police said that about 150 students and alumni joined the groups and that individuals had to be invited to join, according to WXPI.

According to WJAC, police did not find the photos when they searched computers for the Facebook groups. But police have 20 printed photos from when the Facebook groups were discovered.

In addition to photos of naked women, there were also images of drugs and hazing, according to the police.

State College Police Lt. Keith Robb said that the police will work with Penn State’s Office of Student Conduct “to determine potential victims, potential suspects, but also to sanction the fraternity for their conduct,” according to WXPI.

The Penn State Intrafraternity Council said in a statement that it suspended Kappa Delta Rho and “will be summoned by the IFC to undergo a conduct review session.”

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