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BU Students Appear In Court For Alleged Hazing

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Prosecutors are dropping most of the criminal charges stemming from apparent fraternity hazing involving Boston University students in April.

Jesse Kay, 20, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of assault and battery in connection with an incident at Alpha Epsilon Pi, an unsanctioned fraternity. Kay's lawyer will seek to dismiss the charges.

Two other BU students had their charges changed to civil infractions with fines.

Prosecutors delayed court action and say they expect to dismiss charges against four other students.

As the Associated Press reported in April:

... officers responded to an off-campus apartment and found five men wearing just their underwear bound together at the wrists by duct tape.

Police say the men, all BU students, were covered with flour, coffee grounds, honey and other food and some had red welts on their skin. All refused medical treatment.

This program aired on June 27, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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