Students Accused of Hazing Turn Themselves In

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AKRON, OH — Four of the six members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Akron who are charged with assault and hazing have turned themselves in.

The fraternity was suspended after some of its members were accused of participating in a hazing ritual during what police have called an initiation program into the fraternity.

According to Sarah Cupples with The University of Akron, the four students turned themselves in late Thursday afternoon. University police expect the other two members to surrender Friday.

A 21-year-old pledge told university police he was paddled so badly, he began to bleed over a period of three weeks in January.

The pledge told investigators that he was eventually admitted to the hospital where he was given antibiotics through an IV for an infection from his injuries.

University of Akron Police signed arrest warrants on Thursday morning for six members of the fraternity, charging them with assault and hazing.

Records show they were each contacted and advised to voluntarily turn themselves in.

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