Update on Beta-Gate

Regarding last semester’s vague if ominous allegations of sexual assault at Beta and the ensuing shitstorm, here’s the latest, from P-Safe Director David Meyer and Student Affairs VP Dean Mike Whaley: a suspect in one case has been identified and arrested [photo right]; ze is not a Wes student; the second case remains unsolved. Full details via all-campus email:

On November 9, Wesleyan issued a campus security alert following reports of two incidents of sexual assault at the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at 184 High Street.  Middletown Police investigated and, having obtained a warrant in one of the cases, have now arrested a non-student suspect. The investigation by the police into the other reported incident continues.  Anyone with information bearing on these reported incidents is encouraged to contact the Middletown Police department’s Special Investigations Unit at 860-344-3230.

David Meyer
Director of Public Safety

Dean Mike Whaley
Vice President for Student Affairs

More info after the jump, via “Ayn Rand” and the Middletown Press.

Walt Gogolya of the Middletown Press writes:

A New York man is facing serious charges for allegedly sexual assaulting a woman on the campus of Wesleyan University in October.

John O’Neill, 21, 2065 Baldwin Road, Yorktown, turned himself in on a warrant at Middletown Police headquarters Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.

The warrant charges O’Neill with first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. Police are not naming the victim and the arrest warrant was ordered sealed.

What is known from the arrest report is that the incident allegedly occurred on Oct. 31 in Middletown.

12 thoughts on “Update on Beta-Gate

  1. W.

    dude, creeping people’s facebook is really sketchy, no matter how justified you feel, especially when you are throwing completely unrelated people’s names around on the internet.

  2. notfair

    So that email blasting their house was a little premature correct? What about all these rumors about a rape at eclectic happening? No emails about those assaults? I don’t understand. Seems like something really unfair is going on. I am not a fan or a foe or either house, I just dislike inequality and this seems like a blatant case of unfair public liable and/or slander against a group of our school’s students who did nothing but fully cooperate after a crime happened in their house. If someone was raped in the campus center would be string up Mr. Usdan? What if this happened in Roth’s house? Would we be blasting emails across campus about him? I am obviously kidding but this shouldn’t be completely overlooked, as it is being by our campus.

    You seem like a jerk and bully Whaley? Why are you such a scum bag? And an asshole?

    1. Dsfadf

      Eclectic did get unfairly shat upon last year, but everything seemed to get fixed…I guess the administration is just moving on to the next opponent.

      1. Jsmith

        this one has been going on for a long long time, the gloves are off. Accusations of rape on student BEFORE an investigation has even begun? Are you kidding me? That has to be illegal somehow.

  3. Anon

    It’s really not okay that you are singling out his friends. They had nothing to do with his actions, and should not have to be associated with them. His friends names are irrelevant to the issue.

    1. Battleon.com

      The same way assault happens everywhere else on campus. This isn’t an isolated incident — that we’re getting sent warnings “for our own safety” is.

    1. Notfair

      So that email blasting their house was a little premature correct? What about all these rumors about a rape at eclectic happening? No emails about those assaults? I don’t understand. Seems like something really unfair is going on. I am not a fan or a foe or either house, I just dislike inequality and this seems like a blatant case of unfair public liable and/or slander against a group of our school’s students who did nothing but fully cooperate after a crime happened in their house. If someone was raped in the campus center would be string up Mr. Usdan? What if this happened in Roth’s house? Would we be blasting emails across campus about him? I am obviously kidding but this shouldn’t be completely overlooked, as it is being by our campus.

      You seem like a jerk and bully Whaley? Why are you such a scum bag? And an asshole?

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