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No charges as Juneau police end hazing probe

By Associated Press 9:29 AM August 8, 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) –

Juneau police say they have ended a criminal investigation into a hazing ritual that might have crossed the line into assault.

The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/uOsaoh) the case was closed because victims refused to come forward.

Police investigated complaints from parents that their children who took part in high school athletics had been beaten with wooden paddles in an initiation ritual.

Police Chief Bryce Johnson says their investigation revealed who the perpetrators and victims were. But since no one was willing to come forward to be a witness, police weren’t able to arrest or bring charges against anyone.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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