Griffen filed a private complaint that now has the two facing criminal charges from the Philadelphia District Attorneyâ€™s Office.
These charges are in addition to a lawsuit that Griffen filed against the two fraternity brothers, as well as the national and Penn chapters of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
College senior Kelechi Okereke and Education graduate student Lionel Anderson-Perez will attend criminal hearings Nov. 22, and the civil lawsuit filed against them will likely be put on hold until after all criminal proceedings conclude, Griffenâ€™s lawyer Robert Sachs said.
Griffen alleges that the two lacerated him with a rubber band and severely beat his legs during pledging in the spring.
Anderson-Perez is criminally charged with harassment and simple assault. Kelechi is also charged with harassment.