Cornell University Frat President Arrested


Staff Writer

The president of a Cornell University fraternity was arrested after he was charged with sexual assault in his fraternity house bedroom. Twenty-one year old, Wolfgang Ballinger was charged with attempted rape in the first degree and a criminal sexual act in the first degree. Ballinger turned himself in to campus police and arraigned in Ithaca City Court. Jim Baker, his attorney, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Ballinger was in the Tompkins County Jail in Ithaca and was held on a twenty-five thousand dollar cash or fifty thousand dollar bond. The alleged incident happened Saturday night. According to court documents, the victim said that Ballinger brought her in his room and locked the door at two in the morning. The court documents also revealed that Ballinger tried to force her to have sex with him and was also accused of forceful oral sex and using his hands to sexually abuse her. The victim kept refusing, telling Ballinger that she was “not interested” as well “I am too intoxicated”. The campus police put out a “crime alert” informing students of what occurred.

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