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Former Charleston fraternity brothers facing new charges

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two former College of Charleston fraternity brothers are facing new charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault at an on-campus party.

Media outlets reported Thursday that James West III is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Timothy Seppi is charged with second-degree assault and battery. Both are 22.

They were arrested last year after a former student said two men forced her into a bedroom during a party hosted by Alpha Epsilon Pi’s Chi Omicron chapter.

The woman says the men locked the door, took off her clothes and forced her to take illegal drugs. In a lawsuit against the school and fraternity, she says one man made her perform a sex act while the other videotaped.

Police say new charges stem from rape kit results matching West’s DNA.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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