Teen Sues Fraternity Over Alleged Sexual AssaultJuly 11, 2017 |
by Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — A teenager is suing a University of South Florida fraternity, saying that a member sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious at a chapter party.
The Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday that the girl filed suit against Pi Kappa Phi and its national organization last week. A USF member, 19-year-old Dillon LaGamma, was arrested on a sexual battery charge shortly after the alleged assault last October.
The girl, identified only as Jane Doe No. 72, was 16 when says she attended a Pi Kappa Phi party with her two sisters. She says she was given numerous drinks despite being underage and eventually blacked out. She says LaGamma took her into a room and assaulted her. Another member took her to a hospital, which reported the assault.
Pi Kappa Phi had no immediate response. LaGamma has pleaded not guilty.Semantic Tags: alcohol abuse • Fraternities & Sororities • Law • Pi Kappa Phi • Public Colleges & Universities • Sexual Assault • Students • University of South Florida