UCLA Frat Member In Choking Case Released On Bail, Will Be Charged With Attempted Rape
A 20-year-old UCLA student who was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly choking a UCLA female student at a frat party has been released on bail.
Paul Meyer was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Friday morning after a party at UCLA's Theta Chi frat house, but now UCLA says its police are seeking false imprisonment charges and assault with the intent to commit rape, according to City News Service.
Meyer was released from the Inmate Reception Center downtown last night at 9:07 pm, and the amount of bail he paid was not disclosed (UCLA police had requested $100,000 bail).
The victim was treated at the nearby Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and she was identified as an 18-year-old UCLA student.
News of Meyer's arrest has come as a shock to the folks back home in Brownsburg, Indiana who remember him as the class valedictorian of his high school:
Oh my God Paul— Hannah Keck (@HannahKeck) March 10, 2013
Meyer's Facebook page identifies him as a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major who expected to graduate in 2015.