Transcript for Cornell University Frat President Charged With Attempted Rape
the prestigious Cornell university, the ivy league school dealing with serious charges against the president of an elite fraternity there. Wolfgang Ballinger, 21, president of psy upsilon chapter was been charged with attempted rape and we have more from Phillip Mena. Reporter: Paula, Dan, good morning. The alleged victim went to police and identified the 21-year-old fraternity president as her attacker. And this morning, while he sits in jail his entire fraternity now suspended by Cornell. Overnight, Wolfgang Ballinger is behind bars. I was born to a very large family and in a very small town. While many may have felt lost I believe my family life and small town nature has given me the tools to drive as an entrepreneur. Reporter: The president of an elite fraternity at Cornell university seen here in a video posted on youtube arrested following an alleged sexual assault in his fraternity house bedroom. The alleged incident took place in the early morning hours of January 31st. The 1-year-old New York native turned himself in to authorities on February 4th. And was charged with first degree attempted rape, first degree criminal sexual act and first degree sexual abuse. At a young age I was taught to appreciate the value of hard work and self-made work. Psy upsilon was suspended Monday according to the dean of students at Cornell. The fraternity's executive director, Thomas fox said in a statement, sexual assault and any form of sexual harassment is against our policy and in opposition of the values of psy upsilon. Our chapter is cooperating with Cornell's investigation into this matter and any members involved will be held accountable. Wolfgang Ballinger is due back in court for a preliminary hearing in ithaca next week. He has pleaded not guilty. Dan, Paula. Such a huge issue in American life right now and on American campuses. Thank you. Appreciate it.
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