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UWM fraternity suspended after date rape drug allegations surface

MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating disturbing allegations against a fraternity on UW-Milwaukee's campus. 


Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity are accused of putting drugs in women's drinks at a wild party September 12. 


Police say several girls who attended the party were later unable to walk or stand, and two women were taken to the hospital.


One woman on campus who did not want to be identified told CBS 58 about a frightening experience her friend had at the party. \"One of my friends brought her back, he was just being a good guy, and he brought her back because all these dudes were hitting on her and making out with her, and she was seemingly really wasted,\" the woman said.


Other students told CBS 58 that the date rape drug, known as \"roofies\", has become such a problem on campus that UW-Milwaukee Police have put out a warning to women to watch their drinks. 


The university tweeted Thursday that the fraternity has been suspended on an interim basis while police investigate the allegations. The national Tau Kappa Epsilon organization has temporarily suspended the charger of its UW-Milwaukee chapter.


Police investigated the Tau Kappa Epsilon Chapter House last spring after allegations of sexual assaults at the house, but no charges were ever filed. 


 

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