KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) The case against a Grand Island man charged in a Kearney rape case will be transferred to district court for possible trial.
Miguel Guzman, 20, is charged with first degree sexual assault. He was arrested February 26th for a reported sexual assault that occurred on February 24. The incident happened in a residence off the UNK campus at 2018 12th Avenue in Kearney. Prosecutors have charged Guzman with first degree sexual assault. Court records with details about the incident were sealed by the court. Guzman could get up to 50 years in prison if convicted on the rape charge.
On Tuesday he waived a preliminary hearing in Buffalo County Court. In that situation, cases are typically bound over to the local county district court for trial.
After the reported assault, UNK announced that the campus chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity had been suspended by the Executive Office of the International Fraternity. UNK confirmed that Guzman was a member of the fraternity and as of Wednesday was still enrolled at the school as a student..
Sigma Lambda Beta has 120 chapters across the country and is headquartered in Iowa. They have ordered the UNK chapter to "cease and desist" fraternity activities until an investigation is complete. When asked if the "cease and desist" order was related to the Guzman arrest, a fraternity executive declined to comment.
Suspension of operations prohibits fraternity social events, academic programming, new member activities and other on- and off-campus events until further notice.
The university is also investigating potential violations of the student code of conduct.