Sexual abuse at fraternity townhouse reported to UPD after six months

The University Police Department received a report last week of a sexual abuse that allegedly occurred six months ago at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity townhouse on 22nd Street.

The incident allegedly occurred Oct. 29 at a townhouse located at 603 22nd St., which has housed Beta Theta Pi since 2004, according to the fraternity’s website. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said GW’s Sexual Assault Response Consultative Team, a group of trained staff that provides information and resources to survivors of sexual assault and rape, reported the incident to UPD on April 22.

Hay added that no police report was filed, and the alleged victim chose to remain anonymous.

The case is marked “closed” with no further action taken in the University crime log.

Colin O’Brien, president of Beta Theta Pi, wrote in an email that the fraternity is “looking into this incident internally.”

“We will continue to educate our members about these issues and work to develop a safer community for everyone at GW,” he wrote.

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