A female filed sexual assault against two University of Arizona students, Ellery Shane Gordon, 21 and Gregory William Haft, 19 in February. According to the plaintiff Gordon and Haft lured her from a party at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house into an upstairs bedroom. She then claims Haft and Gordon forced her to remove her clothes and made her perform sex acts without her consent. The woman claims she was held against her will.
Haft, of California, and Gordon, of New York, posted bond after their arrests in April and were granted permission to return to their home states for the summer.
In April Rick Lougee, part of the defense, noted several reasons why the case should be dismissed. According to witnesses at the party the sex acts and activities were consensual by all parties involved. Further, the room the plaintiff claims she was held against her will cannot be locked from the inside. Lougee was also put-off, by the fact the press printed the names of his client, Haft and the other defendant Gordon. Haft and Gordon have both been expelled from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as a result of the sexual assault allegations.
After evaluation Judge Christopher Browning dismissed the case as a request from the Pima County Attorney’s Office. The chief criminal deputy county attorney stated there wasn’t substantial evidence to charge the female plaintiff with false reporting.
It is expected that both Haft and Gordon will return to the University of Arizona in the fall to continue their undergraduate degrees.