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A felony charge was filed Friday against a former Utah State University fraternity president accused of sexually abusing a woman at a party.
Ryan Wray, 26, was charged with second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse. He is expected to make his first appearance in a 1st District courtroom on May 4.
Wray faces up to 15 years in prison if he is convicted as charged.
Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge said last month that during Pi Kappa Alpha parties at the fraternity house, which is off-campus, people who "could no longer take care of themselves" were placed in Wray's care.
"Several of the girls got talking and realized that they may have been taken advantage of," between last October and Wray's March arrest, Budge said. One of the college-age women gave a statement to the police, and Wray confessed "to inappropriate touching" during a police interview, Budge said.
Wray was booked into the Cache County jail, and has since bailed out.
USU officials confirmed that Wray is a former president of the fraternity. The national fraternity suspended Wray upon learning of the allegation, said Brent Phillips, Pi Kappa Alpha's senior marketing officer.
"The chapter has voluntarily ceased operations, other than general meetings, and will continue to cooperate with local authorities and their investigation," Phillips said in a statement.