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Police: WVU student arrested, charged with hazing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The Morgantown Police Department says it has arrested a 21-year-old student following an investigation of hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity.

Authorities said Tuesday that Andrew Nemes of Huntington Beach, Calif., has been charged with battery and hazing. He was released on a $2,000 bond.

Police received information that a 19-year-old male was injured and physically assaulted while participating in initiation at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in November.

The WVU Department of Public Safety received information regarding the incident and contacted the Morgantown Police Department.

Police say the reported victim declined to provide further information to investigators until after legal and family consultation.

More arrests are pending and school officials also are investigating the incident.


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