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Report: Naked Party At Yale University Prompts Sexual Assault Investigation

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A naked party at Yale may have crossed the line from salacious fun and into sexual assault and hazing, according to a report.

The Yale Daily News reports the Yale Police Department is looking into the party after several attendees were taken to Yale-New Haven hospital.

Yale Police Chief Ronnell A. Higgins notified the campus police “received information about a possible sexual assault involving undergraduates” attending an off-campus party on February 19.

The party in question was reportedly thrown by the Pundits, Yale’s private society prank group. Some 50 people attended the invitation-only function, according to the report.

While attendees arrived in costume, they were told to disrobe halfway through the party, witnesses told the Yale Daily News.

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Yale officials are examining whether the party – in which underage students were also reportedly drinking – amounted to a form of hazing. Attendees were reportedly told that the party was part of the ritual to potentially join the Pundits group.

After the attendees disrobed, several of them were forced to kiss each other by members of the Pundits, according to the allegations cited in the report. One male attendee reportedly had a penis forcibly pushed against his face.

The events are still under investigation.

At least one of the attendees seemed to think the party was nothing more than usual, rowdy, college hijinks, according to the report.

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