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USC fraternity official 'appalled' by photos of couple having sex on rooftop [Updated]

March 29, 2011 |  7:12 am

A top official at the board for fraternities at USC expressed outrage over photos posted online that apparently showed two people having sex on the roof of the school's Waite Phillips Hall.

The photos of the man and woman went viral after they were posted Saturday night, according to a report in the Daily Trojan, which broke the story.

On Monday night, the paper quoted USC Interfraternity Council President Pat Lauer as saying the group was “appalled by the actions associated with the individuals in the pictures, and will work tirelessly to reverse the negative stereotypes such an action has perpetuated.”

The Daily Trojan quoted a statement released by the president of USC Kappa Sigma acknowledging that the man in the photos was a fraternity member.

"While the actions that were taken did involve a member of our chapter we, in no way, support this kind of behavior, nor do we promote any such actions," Zach Timm was quoted as saying.

Timm said inquiries into the incident had been launched and that the fraternity member seen in the photos had been suspended "for conduct unbecoming of a Kappa Sigma and a gentleman."

[For the record, March 29, 12:54 p.m.: A previous version of this post incorrectly attributed the quote above to Ayushi Gummadi.]

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