Ari Goldstein, the former president of Temple University fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, has been hit with new charges including rape while appearing in court for an arraignment on Wednesday. Goldstein, who was arrested on sexual assault charges back in May, has had charges of rape, sexual assault, unlawful restraint and indecent assault added on.
There were no details about the incident in question, according to ABC-6.
Goldstein’s attorney Perry de Marco Sr., however, says that the accuser is a woman that Goldstein was previously in a relationship with. Goldstein was previously accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female Temple student last February. She alleges that Goldstein invited her to smoke marijuana at the Alpha Epsilon Pi house before she was assaulted. Following the incident, Temple suspended Alpha Epsilon Pi when three women alleged they were also sexually assaulted at the frat house.
Jonathan Pierce, a spokesperson for Alpha Epsilon Pi, immediately removed Goldstein as the chapter president following the allegations.
His statement read:
“Alpha Epsilon Pi International has no additional information about the charges being brought. We have not been informed — nor would we expect to be — of any of the allegations made or the evidence found. We will continue, though, to cooperate with Temple University and all local authorities. The young man charged was not the chapter president at the time of his arrest. He had been removed as president several weeks ago and the chapter has been suspended by the International Fraternity for nearly a month. We are, obviously, deeply troubled by the charges leveled at this young man. We believe in due process but there is clearly no place for this behavior in our organization and, if proven true, I would expect the individual to be permanently expelled from our fraternity.”
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