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Penn State fraternity shared nude photos of passed out women on Facebook

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A Penn State University fraternity has been suspended after police discovered two private Facebook pages containing pictures of mostly nude women taken while the subjects were sleeping or passed out.

Several members of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity contributed photos to the Facebook pages, according to a search warrant obtained by local news station WJAC TV .

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One page, called “Covert Business Transactions”, was deleted after a victim allegedly discovered the page. In its place, fraternity members created a second version called “2.0”, police said.

State College police said nearly 150 current students and alumni had access to the private pages, which also included photos of hazing and drug sales. Most of the other photos were primarily of women, partially clothed.

“It appears they were passed out or sleeping,” Lt Keith Robb of the State College police told WJAC TV.

Police are working with the fraternity’s national headquarters and Penn State’s Office of Student Conduct and Interfraternity Council (IFC). The IFC suspended the fraternity after learning about the Facebook page, said president Rick Groves.

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“Not only to determine potential victims, potential suspects, but also to sanction the fraternity for their conduct,” Robb told WPXI .

“Delta Rho, the chapter was immediately placed on full chapter suspension by Penn State’s Interfraternity Council,” the IFC said in a statement . “Upon completion of all investigation into this matter, Kappa Delta Rho will be summoned by the IFC to undergo a conduct review session.”

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