Two men charged with raping drunk, underage teen at Baltimore fraternity party

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2 Suspects Arrested In John Hopkins University Rape Case

By RYAN GORMAN

Two men have been charged with raping a drunk, underage girl at a Baltimore fraternity house.

Chaz Higgins, 20, and Ethan Turner, 19, raped the 16-year-old during an off-campus party for a John's Hopkins University fraternity, police say. They are being held without bail.

The teen told police both men coerced her into a bathroom during the November 2 party and forced her to perform sex acts on them before then taking turns raping her, the Baltimore Sun reported.

She reportedly had a blood-alcohol-content of .11 when the 1:30 a.m. sexual assault is alleged to have occurred. The teen attended the party while visiting her older sister, a Hopkins student.

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This undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Ethan Turner. Baltimore police have arrested Turner and Chaz Haggins in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at a Johns Hopkins University fraternity party. (AP Photo/Baltimore Police Department)
This undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Chaz Haggins. Baltimore police have arrested Haggins and Ethan Turner in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at a Johns Hopkins University fraternity party. (AP Photo/Baltimore Police Department)
The November 2 rape allegedly occurred at this off-campus fraternity house. (Google Street View)
In this July 8, 2014 picture, people walk on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins is under investigation for its handling of an alleged gang rape of a Towson University student at a fraternity house, Pi Kappa Alpha, in the spring of 2013. Since the allegation became public in May, Hopkins students have come out of the woodwork to share their own sexual assault stories, said Laura Dunn, an advocate with nonprofit organization SurvJustice who helped file the initial complaint. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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The school banned all social events at fraternities within a week of the allegations surfacing, according to the Sun.

That restriction has since been scaled back to Greek organizations agreeing "to hold no 'open' parties and to use party monitors," Hopkins told the paper through a spokesperson.

Open parties allow people who are not on a specified guest list to attend. Neither man accused in the assault is affiliated with the school, the Washington Post previously reported.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which sponsored the party, has been suspended while the school conducts an investigation into the sex assault claims and other possible violations – including underage drinking.

The underage victim's BAC was nearly three times the .04% threshold normally considered for charging drivers in the state of Maryland with DWI.

Both Higgins and Turner each face multiple counts including first- and second-degree rape and conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree rape, records showed.

They are currently sitting in the Baltimore City Detention Center.

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