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University of Delaware student charged with kidnapping and strangling a female student unconscious

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Pictured: Brandon Freyre, 20, was charged with kidnapping (second degree), assault (second and third degree), strangulation, terrorist threat and criminal mischief

A University of Delaware student was accused of choking a female student to unconsciousness before spraying paint in her eyes and throwing her down a flight of stairs last week, sparking protests across campus.

Brandon Freyre, 20, was charged with kidnapping (second degree), assault (second degree), strangulation, terrorist threat, assault (third degree) and criminal mischief in connection with the brutal attack on the unnamed woman, who also attends college . .

Newark Police said On the morning of October 8, in an off-campus apartment, Freyre and the woman began to argue.

The altercation escalated, with Freyre “beating the victim with blunt objects, spraying her in the eyes with spray paint and threatening to kill the victim if she contacted the police,” the department said. “Then he strangled her to unconsciousness.”

IMAGE: Brandon Freyre, right, 'strangled her to unconsciousness,' police said

IMAGE: Brandon Freyre, right, ‘strangled her to unconsciousness,’ police said

The attack sparked protests across campus, pictured, which have since gone viral in a TikTok video

The attack sparked protests across campus, pictured, which have since gone viral in a TikTok video

A screenshot of the TikTok video showing students protesting along the university's fraternity row, of which Freyre belonged to Kappa Delta Rho

A screenshot of the TikTok video showing students protesting along the university’s fraternity row, of which Freyre belonged to Kappa Delta Rho

Freyre blocked the exit to the room and prevented the victim from leaving the apartment. After about four hours, he threw the victim down a flight of stairs,” police said.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The exact nature of the victim’s relationship with Freyre remains unclear, but authorities said they knew each other.

Freyre, a sophomore at the university, has since been released from prison after paying $38,100 bail, the National Victim Notification Network reports.

He is due to appear in court again on November 10 for a preliminary hearing CBS News.

Meanwhile, the University of Delaware told the outlet on Wednesday that Freyre is currently “officially segregated” from the school and “not allowed on campus.”

Freyre, a sophomore at the university, has since been released from prison after paying $38,100 bail, the National Victim Notification Network reports.

Freyre, a sophomore at the university, has since been released from prison after paying $38,100 bail, the National Victim Notification Network reports.

“One in five middle-aged women has been a victim of violence during their school days,” TikTok’s creator wrote with part of the video

The university's branch of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, of which Freyre was a member, said in a statement that his membership was immediately suspended

The university’s branch of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, of which Freyre was a member, said in a statement that his membership was immediately suspended

The school also said it will “stay in touch with (the victim) to provide support services and resources.”

The university’s branch of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, of which Freyre was a member, said his membership was immediately suspended.

On Tuesday, the fraternity announced that Freyre’s membership had been permanently revoked for “a horrific attack on a woman,” adding that “there is no place for such behavior in our society.”

Despite the fraternity’s condemnation of their former member, the Kappa Delta Rho home has been the target of mass protests in response to the attack.

The Review, the university’s student-run newspaper, reported that “silence is obedience” protesters could be heard as they marched past the row of dormitories where Kappa Delta Rho is located.

A video of the protests posted on TikTok has since gone viral, with more than 1.3 million likes, nearly 20,000 comments and more than 45,000 shares as of Thursday.

'We will not stop until the university recognizes (the attack) and changes' reading the TikTok protest video, with signs 'protect women' and 'we don't deserve this'

‘We will not stop until the university recognizes (the attack) and changes’ reading the TikTok protest video, with signs ‘protect women’ and ‘we don’t deserve this’

The university, pictured, only released a public statement on the matter after the protests went viral

The university, pictured, only released a public statement on the matter after the protests went viral

“We deserve to feel safe on our campus,” the video’s creator wrote in the post, adding statistics on domestic violence.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that 43 percent of college women who are dating have experienced violence and domestic violence, with more than half of college women reporting that they personally know someone who has been the victim of such violence .

The university released a public statement on the matter after the protests went viral.

“The past few days have been difficult for the University of Delaware community. We write to acknowledge the damage done, denounce the reported violence and call on our community to come together and pursue our goals of a campus climate free of all violence, including gender-based violence and violence against women.” the university said. adding that the attack caused “immediate reaction” by the school officials.

‘Our Code of Conduct enables the university to separate students from UD when arrested for a violent crime. As such, the university has followed this policy,” the school said.

“This recent horrific incident of domestic violence is a reminder to everyone in our community that we must be vigilant to uphold our values ​​so that everyone here can be safe and receive an education without the unjust burden of harassment or threat to one’s physical and emotional well-being and security.’

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