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Parents Of Teen Girl Sue Fraternity Over Alleged Rape


Court records show that the parents of a 16-year-old Florida girl are suing a University of South Florida fraternity for not doing enough to prevent rape.

The Sun Sentinel reports that the lawsuit was filed against the Pi Kappa Phi, alleging the fraternity failed to protect the girl from sexual assault by one of its members.

The girl told authorities that after a night of drinking on Oct. 1 at the USF chapter of the fraternity, she awoke in a hospital bed, soaked in blood from the waist down.

The last thing she remembered was a 19-year-old Plantation teen taking her to his room. He has been charged with sexual assault and has pleaded not guilty.

USF and Pi Kappa Phi also declined to comment, citing the litigation.

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