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UCLA Student Faces Assault Charges After Fraternity Party

Vicki Chen |
March 9, 2013 | 4:26 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday a UCLA student arrested on suspicion of choking a woman at a fraternity party will face charges of assault, intent to commit rape and false imprisonment.

(Neeta Lind/Flickr)
(Neeta Lind/Flickr)

Paul Meyer, 20, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail after he was arrested Friday at the Theta Chi fraternity house, according to the UCLA Police Department.

UCLA police said they responded to a call around 2:30 a.m. Friday about an assault at the fraternity house, located at 663 Gayley Avenue near the UCLA campus.

The Daily Bruin reported Meyer was initially arrested Friday morning on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly choking a 20-year-old female victim.

The Los Angeles Times said the victim was treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and released. Her name has not been released.

Meyer is a member of the Theta Chi fraternity and resided at the fraternity house, according to the school paper. He was also taken to a hospital to be treated for an illness, although police did not specify which illness, reported the The Daily Bruin.

According to NBC LA, police said alcohol was available at the party. Members of Theta Chi told NBC LA the fraternity's president is expected to release a statement on the incident.

The suspect was arrested without incident at the scene. He faces a March 12 arraignment hearing, according to the LA Times.


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