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Quebec police investigating junior Canadian hockey team alleged hazing involves feces; team members charged with serious sexual assault crimes in addition that involve young women.

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Abstract: No charges have been placed for what has been described as a lewd and disgusting initiation with feces, but tape confiscated by a junior AAA L’Action of Joliette [Quebec] player’s girlfriend’s father’s has conduct that police say could constitute criminal sexual behavior with young women, including a charge of rape for one player. Other charges include voyeurism and sexual assault and more could be filed, according to police. Typically, the team’s president [Sleep well, fella?] has said they’ll play until further review. One player told a reporter the intitiation was no big deal. [Yikes, what IS a BIG DEAL to him?]

Excerpt: “They’re mimicking a belief system that was used earlier in a type of hazing event,” said sociologist Jamie Bryshun. “They’re just taking it one step further.”
Our view: What can I say? If all facts are true, this is reprehensible. ‘Nuff said.

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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