Hazing News

Indiana assault a form of initiation

Sunday update: An arrest has been made.

Here is the link to the video news story


According to police, the victim, a 14-year-old was sexually assaulted by five other students; it’s described as “a strong-arm sodomy using a blunt object such as a hammer or club.”

Students told ABC-57 News the six boys were on the wrestling team, the sexual assault was a prank, a form of hazing.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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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