Preliminary hearing for former Temple AEPi president postponed

This is the second case involving sexual-assault related charges against Goldstein.

Ari Goldstein, the former president of Temple's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, listens to his attorney speak to press after a preliminary hearing for sexual assault charges against him on July 19, 2018. | LINDSAY BOWEN / FILE PHOTO

The preliminary hearing for Ari Goldstein, the former president of Temple’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, was postponed Thursday for a second time.

Goldstein was not present in court for the hearing, which was rescheduled for Oct. 28.

Police arrested and charged Goldstein in on Aug. 7 with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, false imprisonment and five other related charges. He posted 10 percent of his $1.5 million bail on Aug. 8.

The alleged assault occurred on Nov. 29, 2017, at the AEPi’s fraternity house on Broad Street near Norris. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a female victim alleged Goldstein forced her to perform oral sex on him and forcibly shoved his hand inside of her mouth, restricting her breathing. This is the second alleged victim to come forward against Goldstein.

A judge ruled on July 19 that Goldstein will stand trial for seven of eight sexual-assault related charges for an incident that allegedly occurred on Feb. 25.

Goldstein maintains his innocence in both cases.

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