Rutgers Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Members Arrested For Hazing Beatings

03/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Rutgers University chapter of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority was suspended by the school after six "sisters" were arrested for brutally hazing at least three pledges.

According to one pledge, over the course of seven days four members of the sorority repeatedly beat her, leaving her "unable to sit, her buttocks covered with blood clots and welts." The pledge ended up being hospitalized for her injuries.

Two other members watched over the hazing.

Throughout the week, the alleged attackers told the pledges that the purpose of the beating was to build trust between them and to humble them.

Those arrested and charged with felony aggravated hazing were Llana Warner, 20, of The Bronx; Vanessa Adegbite, 21, of Jersey City; Joana Bernard, 21, of West Orange; Kesha Cheron, 20, of Newark; Shawna Ebanks, 21, of East Orange; and Marie Charles, 21, of West Orange.

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