The most alarming allegation that emerged from the Sigma Chi hazing scandal -- that members ordered a stripper to anally penetrate a pledge with a vibrator -- is not supported by evidence gathered during the investigation.
Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly said Friday no sexual assault charges will be filed in the incident.
Also Friday, Michael Classen, 22, pleaded no contest in Lancaster County Court to procuring alcohol for a minor and hazing. Judge Gale Pokorny found Classen guilty of both crimes and set his sentencing date for Nov. 20. He is the fifth member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity to be found guilty in relation to a series of accusations leveled by several former pledges.
UNL police began investigating in February and searched the fraternity house, 1510 Vine St. They found large quantities of alcohol and several other items, such as Tabasco sauce, that were mentioned by pledges as part of the hazing process.
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But none of the members will be connected criminally for sexual assault, of which one former pledge said he'd been the victim.
The former pledge, who has since dropped out at UNL, said he was briefly penetrated with a vibrator by a stripper at an off-campus house party near 21st and D streets.
The father of the former pledge has sued the fraternity chapter, nine members and the national fraternity for performing and condoning acts "so outrageous as to exceed the standards of human decency." He also filed a tort claim against the university, saying UNL knew or should have known about hazing at Sigma Chi.