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More hazing-rape at the high school level. This time it’s Ohio

Teens Arrested On Rape Charges In Alleged Hazing Incident

TALLMADGE, Ohio — Two Tallmadge teens have been charged with rape in connection with an alleged hazing incident.

Police said the charges against 16- and 17-year-old stem from an incident at Tallmadge High School in August.

The 16-year-old was charged with a felony count of delinquency by rape and a misdemeanor count of delinquency by hazing.

The 17-year-old was charged with a felony count of delinquency by complicity to commit rape and a misdemeanor count of delinquency by hazing.

The teens are being held at the Summit County Juvenile Detention Facility. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

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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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