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Daily Lobo
University of New Mexico
August 16, 2007

Frat house resident arrested on rape charged

UNM Police arrested a resident of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house
on charges of raping a minor.
Michael McGuffin, 24, was arrested Tuesday on 11 felony counts, including
criminal sexual penetration, criminal sexual contact with a minor and
sexual exploitation of children, said Lt. Pat Davis, UNM Police spokesman.
UNM has suspended the fraternity until the investigation is over, said
Randy Boeglin, dean of students.
“We ought to reserve judgment until we know all the facts,” he said.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters also suspended the chapter,
Boeglin said.
Under the suspensions, the fraternity is not allowed to act as a social
institution, he said.
It is still allowed to function as student housing, he said.
The following account is based on a search warrant and affidavit:
McGuffin has videos depicting sexual acts with a 15-year-old girl.
He also has a video depicting sexual acts with an unknown female who
appeared to be unconscious and is believed to be a minor.
McGuffin has discussed the videos with other people.
Officers searched a bedroom in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house belonging to
McGuffin.
Police seized 21 items from McGuffin’s room, including his cellular phone,
computer, photographs, condoms and videotapes.
McGuffin admitted to UNM Police on June 9 that he was having a sexual
relationship with the 15-year-old.
Matt Houston, president of the fraternity, declined to comment.
Last fall, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, James Anaya, was arrested on
charges of raping a female student at the fraternity’s house.
The University did not discipline the fraternity when Anaya was arrested.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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