Another SMU Student Has Been Arrested for Sexual Assault

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John David Mahaffey

SMU has traditionally handled cases of alleged sexual assault involving students through closed, "non-adversarial" hearings in which a panel of faculty and students, rather than, say, a grand jury, weigh evidence and testimony and render a confidential verdict. That was how the school handled more than 100 such cases over a quarter century.

There are signs the practice may be changing. The Daily Campus broke the news that John David Mahaffey, a 19-year-old sophomore whose great-great grandfather was a member SMU's founding committee, was arrested Tuesday in connection with a pair of on-campus sexual assaults reported over the weekend.

Mahaffey, who was released from Dallas County Jail on a $25,000 bond, has not yet been indicted, so details are limited to a crime alert issued by the university on Monday. According to the alert, a male student reported being assaulted twice by another student at 3 a.m. the day before, once on the west side of 3050 SMU Boulevard, and again in a parking garage at Daniel Road and Airline Drive.

SMU spokesman Kent Best issued a statement to The Daily Campus confirming the arrest.

"SMU Police will present the findings of its investigation to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office," he wrote. "The student is temporarily banned from campus pending further investigation."

Update at 5:10 p.m.: Melissa Repko at the Morning news got a copy of the arrest affidavit, which provided more details about the alleged sexual assault.

Repko reports that the first incident occurred at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house, where Mahaffey allegedly forced the other student to perform oral sex.

The next day, the student agreed to have SMU police record a phone conversation with Mahaffey. "You know I did not want to do that," the student said, according to the affidavit. "I know you didn't," Mahaffey replied, "but we have to say it was consensual or lawyers, parents, and the school will be involved."


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smualum
smualum

Only in the news because it was 2 dudes. I'm guessing had it been a woman none of us would've ever heard about it.

joearpaio
joearpaio

Mervis -Did you mean, "Log Cabin Republican"?

Couldn't reply to you directly.  Gotta hate the forum software here.

Mervis
Mervis

That dude looks like a "Young Republican". He's got the uniform on for sure.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Sigma Phi Epsilon’s president Luke Friedman gave the following statment:

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter at Southern Methodist has learned that one of its members was taken into custody by the Dallas Police Department as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault. The chapter has suspended this member from the Fraternity pending the outcome of this investigation.

 

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

The demon beer rears its ugly head again.

 

I was a Sig Ep and lived in that house a couple decades ago. Thank the stars that the Lambda Chi that used to come wake me in the middle of the night after consuming large quantities asked my permission first.

Good times.

 

halldecker
halldecker

There's a couple thousand SMU students with bits and pieces, rumors,   this is their chance to be a news source:

 

What the Hell REALLY happened?  JD watched too many of those gay Haze Me videos,  where pledges have to submit to humiliation and sex with members?

 

 

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

I'm guessing the "She wanted it" defense will be used. Along with trotting out her "unChristian past" and family lineage. Let them FUCK cake.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Sick frat hazing rituals have been around a long time.  Southern Methodone needs to clean itself up.

Daniel
Daniel

How can they release him on bond before they even indict him? 

CJ Dylan
CJ Dylan

Breeding ain't everything. (That's actually two jokes for the price of one. Bah domp BOMP!)

Christopher Breland
Christopher Breland

oh man..... I could see this kid yelling at SMU Police....."You know who my Great Great Grandfather is?!"

Jennie Harding
Jennie Harding

Doesn't strike me as a Playboy fan. At least not according to the story...

Damien Snavely
Damien Snavely

I guess he took play boy's comment about smu being a constant party a bit too literally

ObserverHatesFacts
ObserverHatesFacts

Only women are sexually assaulted in libtard Eric Nicholson's world

Honeybee
Honeybee

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz And from which college did you graduate?  As a proud SMU graduate, I can tell you that I met lots of phenomenal people there.  Students from my graduating class have gone on to be doctors, lawyers, public school teachers, small business owners, missionaries, etc.  

 

Yes, it is a lot of rich kids.  And those would be the kids of successful parents who want good things for their children.  Do you think it is wrong to work hard, start your own company, get rich, and send your kids to private schools?  Is it wrong to inherit your parents' values for hard work?

 

I met my from-a-rich-family husband at SMU.  He and I get up every morning and go to work.  We pay 5-figure property taxes every single year.  We work all day and go to our children's school things in the evening.  We certainly aren't sleeping until noon and taking it easy.

 

Southern Methadone (vs. your spelling of "methodone")?

Seriously?

At least spell it correctly.  

 

Your envy is showing.

joeptone
joeptone

@georgeraineyiii Yeah, sorry, I rewrote Eric's headline and screwed that up. It's fixed now.

sportshuman
sportshuman

@BirdsontheBat82 yeah headline says female but story says male, either way he's fucked. u know his family?

ObserverHatesFacts
ObserverHatesFacts

 @joe.tone Interesting how you chose to remove the gender all together now. Why? Doesn't fit with your agenda?

BirdsontheBat82
BirdsontheBat82

@sportshuman I don’t know him or his family. Really sucks though

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