MSU Fraternity Responds To Sexual Assault Cases - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

MSU Fraternity Responds To Sexual Assault Cases

Posted: Updated:
BOZEMAN -

Montana State University Police and University Officials continue their investigation of two reports of sexual assaults that happened this weekend in two fraternity houses. Until the investigation is completed, MSU has suspended both fraternities.

President of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Montana State University, Erik Enselman said he is surprised by the alleged sexual assault without consent incident that happened at his fraternity house over the weekend.

"It's obviously not a good thing. It's not a good thing for the school, so we need to just get through the process and cooperate," said Enselman.

He said an incident like this is out of character for his fraternity and they are doing everything they can to work with the University to make sure the case is taken care of.

"This is nothing that we stand for at all," said Enselman. "Right away we set up a meeting with the Dean of Students to get everything sorted out and what to do to get this thing over with as soon as possible and get through the process."

The second incident occurred at the Sigma Chi Fraternity house on Sunday morning. They refused to comment on the case. MSU Police Chief, Robert Putzke said they do have suspects in both cases.

"We do have suspects in each of the cases and we're going to continue to talk to witnesses and talking to the suspects," said Putzke. "If criminal charges are warranted the case would be presented to the county attorney's office. It will be up to the county attorney's office to determine whether or not to accept criminal charges."

After this weekend, six separate sexual assaults have been reported on campus since January. Putzke said typically victims will report the incidents to the police, but then tell police not to take any further action.

"Each case is an individual case. It's not usual to see charges filed because the difficulty of the case," said Putzke. "Initially when a person is a victim of a violent crime like this, they have a difficult emotional time dealing with the trauma that's happened."

Enselman said he hopes these cases get resolved soon.

"I hope this is a learning experience for everyone on campus," said Enselman.

Putske said although these cases are not related, alcohol was involved in both.

In a press release sent out by Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, the chapter has placed the alleged member on administrative suspension until the investigation is completed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:31 GMT
    The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing an appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.
    The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:22 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the...
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • MARATHON WATCH: Running for a friend hurt by bomb

    MARATHON WATCH: Running for a friend hurt by bomb

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:54:41 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • The Grizzly Hurling Team: Introducing Montana To Something New

    The Grizzly Hurling Team: Introducing Montana To Something New

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:48:09 GMT
    Have you ever heard of the sport hurling?  Not curling, but hurling with an "H" If you're like me, you may have had no idea what that is,but the University of Montana has a pretty impressive hurling team
    Hurling is one of the most popular sports in Ireland, but April 19th is when the first ever Hurling game in Montana will be played by the Grizzlies Hurling Team
  • Easter Night Crash: Several Hospitalized, Two Drivers Facing Charges

    Easter Night Crash: Several Hospitalized, Two Drivers Facing Charges

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:05:53 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Several People are in the hospital after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department tell us both drivers were drunk and may face charges. It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night when a red pickup turned into the oncoming lane of traffic right in front of an Expedition.
    KHQ.COM - Several People are in the hospital after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department tell us both drivers were drunk and may face charges. It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night when a red pickup turned into the oncoming lane of traffic right in front of an Expedition.
  • Montana/ Idaho Border: Lookout Pass Closed After Landslide

    Montana/ Idaho Border: Lookout Pass Closed After Landslide

    Sunday, March 30 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-03-31 02:36:40 GMT
    LOOKOUT PASS, Montana- Lookout Pass near the Idaho/Montana Border is shutdown down following a landslide on I-90. D.O.T. crews are on the scene Sunday evening clearing trying to clear the scene.
    LOOKOUT PASS, Montana- Lookout Pass near the Idaho/Montana Border is shutdown down following a landslide on I-90. D.O.T. crews are on the scene Sunday evening clearing trying to clear the scene.
  • Our Lady of the Rockies Statue Turned Red After Prank

    Our Lady of the Rockies Statue Turned Red After Prank

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:05:47 GMT
    According to the Butte-Silver Bow County Police Department, the "Our Lady of the Rockies Statue" turned red on Wednesday night after four young adults put cellophane over the white lights.Undersheriff
    According to the Butte-Silver Bow County Police Department, the "Our Lady of the Rockies Statue" turned red on Wednesday night after four young adults put cellophane over the white lights.
  • Pilot Taken To Hospital After Plane Crash In Spangle

    Pilot Taken To Hospital After Plane Crash In Spangle

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:59:25 GMT
    A Pilot is in the hospital after he was forced to make an emergency landing near the Spangle Airstrip. Spokane County Sheriffs Deputies say the pilot was transported to the hospital. It's not known how badly he was injured or why he was forced to make an emergency landing.
    A Pilot is in the hospital after he was forced to make an emergency landing near the Spangle Airstrip. Spokane County Sheriffs Deputies say the pilot was transported to the hospital. It's not known how badly he was injured or why he was forced to make an emergency landing.
  • Former Griz Football Player Battles Cancer

    Former Griz Football Player Battles Cancer

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:00:04 GMT
    A former Griz football player prepares to take on different kind of physical challenge, after learning he has cancer. Former linebacker Cole Lockwood got his diagnosis just last week and is now recovering
    A former Griz football player prepares to take on different kind of physical challenge, after learning he has cancer.
  • The Beast on the MSU Defensive Line: Taylor Sheridan

    The Beast on the MSU Defensive Line: Taylor Sheridan

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:14:50 GMT
    Media and coaches have described defensive tackle Taylor Sheridan as physically imposing. The junior only knows how to play one way. "Aggressive. The past few years have been trying to get used to the
    Media and coaches have described defensive tackle Taylor Sheridan as physically imposing. The junior only knows how to play one way.
  • Frontage Road Crash Victim Identified

    Frontage Road Crash Victim Identified

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:37:02 GMT
    The Gallatin County coroner says 30-year-old Kari Friedman from Bozeman died in a crash at the intersection of Frontage and Valley Center Roads Wednesday. The Montana Highway Patrol said Friedman was turning
    The Gallatin County coroner says 30-year-old Kari Friedman from Bozeman died in a crash at the intersection of Frontage and Valley Center Roads Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.