Updated: 5/17/18 5:30 PM
Ari Goldstein, the former president of Temple’s AEPi fraternity, has been released from jail after posting 10 percent of a $2 million bail, according to a report by 6ABC.
Goldstein was arraigned on May 16 and officially charged with attempted rape, attempted sexual assault, and more related counts.
Temple University spokesman Brandon Lausch says, “We continue to contribute to the ongoing investigation.”
Original post: 5/16/18
Ari Goldstein, the former president of Temple University’s AEPi fraternity, has been officially charged today with attempted rape and attempted sexual assault, according to a report by Philly Magazine. Goldstein, 21, was arraigned today and is currently being held on 2 million dollars bail.
Goldstein’s arrest comes after charges were brought against the frat in April. AEPi was forced to suspend all official activities pending an investigation by the university and Philadelphia police. While no official arrests have been made prior to today, Philadelphia police have confirmed that at least 3 women have come forward in what they call “credible” accusations of assault.
AEPi denounced the claims and behavior in April, stating that their organization was cooperating with police and university officials and would hand any accusers over to the police.
Goldstein’s official court documents seem to indicate that the only offenses he is being charged with occurred in February. This leaves the possibility for further arrests in the upcoming months, pending further investigations into the frat’s activity.
According to AEPi’s national leaders, Goldstein was forced to step down from his position as AEPi’s president following the April accusations, and his continued membership in the frat may be rescinded following the subsequent trial.
In an official statement, spokesperson Jonathan Pierce stated that “There is no place for these kinds of actions amongst any of our brothers.”
Goldstein will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on May 31st. Any students with additional information are urged to call Temple police at 215-204-1234. Any students seeking support or counseling relating to these accusations are also encouraged to reach out to Temple’s Wellness Resource Center at 215-204-8436.