Accused Hazer Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge


One of seven former SUNY Canton fraternity members allegedly involved in an off-campus hazing incident pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge

That's the result of a plea bargain between 19 year old Thomas Cahill of Albany and St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain.

Cahill was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and a one-year conditional discharge after pleading guilty to second degree harrassment.

He also was ordered to pay $275 in court fines and fees and was given a one-year order of protection to stay away from the victim.

Cahill was one of several members of the now-defunct Zeta Alpha Phi fraternity facing misdemeanor first-degree hazing charges for paddling 21 year old fraternity pledge Bryan Lindsey on the buttocks causing severe bruising.

The November 2013 incident occurred at the fraternity house at 72 Miner Street.

Meanwhile, the cases for the other defendents -- 19 year old Thomas Hollister of Hammond, 20 year old Camron Waters of Delmar and formerly of Canton,  19 year old Christopher Masuicca of Pulaski, 20 year old Samuel Monnat of Pulaski, 19 year old Cody Peterson of Pulaski, and 20 year old Luke Peterson of Greenwood, NY -- were adjorned until a later date.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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