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Former president of Temple frat charged with attempted rape released on bail

Ari Goldstein is facing sex assault charges after allegations made earlier this year.

May 17, 2018 - 8:45 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The former president of fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi at Temple University is facing sexual assault charges after allegations made earlier this year. Now, authorities are asking for the public's help in the investigation.

Ari Goldstein, 21, was released on $2 million bail Thursday, one day after he was arraigned on numerous charges, including attempted rape, intimidation, and unlawful restraint.

Police say a 19-year-old Temple student told investigators she had been assaulted in February by a member of the fraternity during a party at the frat house. A second women, also 19, told investigators she was assaulted in March after being given several alcoholic drinks. 

The university suspended the fraternity in April, after getting multiple reports of alleged misconduct, including sexual assaults, underage drinking and drug use during social events.

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A spokesperson for the fraternity says they are cooperating with police in their investigation.

The Philadelphia District Attorneys Office is urging anyone with information related to the case to contact police.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 31.

KYW Newsradio's Dan Wing and Molly Daly contributed to this report.