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Fraternity suspended by international organization

Sigma Lamba Beta International Fraternity

Sigma Lambda Beta ordered to suspend operations until further notice, member arrested for sexual assault

BY: Brett Westfall

The campus fraternity Sigma Lambda Beta received orders from the organization’s executive office to suspend activities at UNK.

The order from the Executive Office of the International Fraternity involves the “suspension of operations, prohibits fraternity social events, academic programming, new member activities and other on- and off-campus events until further notice” according to a Feb. 28 article from the Kearney Hub.

Sigma Lambda Beta member Miguel Guzman, 20, was arrested on February 26 on charges of 1st-degree sexual assault, which is a felony, according to the Buffalo County Law Enforcement Center’s public bulletin.

Guzman was arrested at a residence on 1st Ave. two days after the incident allegedly occurred on 12th Ave. in Kearney. 

Court records with details of the incident are sealed. There will be a preliminary hearing on March 19, and if convicted, the accused could face up to 50 years in prison.

Until court records are made public, limited information on the investigation is available.

According to Todd Gottula, Director of Communications at UNK, from a media release the university is aware of the allegations and is investigating potential violations of the student code of conduct alongside law enforcement’s investigation. 

Neither the Sigma Lambda Beta Executive Office nor UNK has commented on whether the fraternity’s suspension is related to the alleged sexual assault.

As the investigations and documents become officially public, The Antelope will be releasing more details on the matter. 

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