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Penn State Hazing Scandal Update - One Offender Denied ADR

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Oct 04, 2012 in News


Posted on Oct 04, 2012

WHP TV-21 in Harrisburg is reporting that the trial of a woman being charged with severe hazing at Penn State will go to court. Bianca Jeanty asked to be allowed into the accelerated rehabilitation program, but she was denied.

Schmidt Kramer Partner, who is representing the victim Asya Trowell, explained, “There's hazing and then there's hazing,” He further elaborated. “There's fun things where you go sing in the middle of campus or something. And then there's beating people up which just isn't acceptable.”

College student Asya Trowell says she was severely hazed. Earlier this year, the Penn State student was pledging Omega Psi Phi, which is not recognized by the University.

She says, over a two day period she was physically abused. Now, three people face charges of assault and battery. Bianca Jeanty, Felicia Ragsdale and former Harrisburg track star Hanif Johnson.

“The fact that she attempted to go to ARD in our eyes proved that they are accepting the fact, finally, they committed a crime and Asya was right and they hurt her and hazed her when they really should not have,” Cooper told WHP.

A personal injury lawyer can investigate issues of alleged hazing, sexual abuse and sexual assault.  If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Pennsylvania sexual assault contact Central Pennsylvania based Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers, with offices in Harrisburg and Camp Hill, and we will answer any questions you have about the accident and the legal rights you may have due to the personal injury and losses.

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