The president of Carnegie Mellon University says charges have been filed in connection with an incident in which a female student dressed
up as the pope, and was naked from the waist down, with a her pubic hair shaved in the shape of a cross.
The incident happened at an annual art school parade last month.
In a letter to the CMU community released today, President Jared Cohon said campus police have now filed misdemeanor charges for indecent exposure against two students in the incident.
The statement continues: “Final disposition of these charges will occur through the Allegheny County justice system, not through university channels. There will be no separate disciplinary action pursued through the university’s internal process.
After a two-week review, Carnegie Mellon police have charged 19-year-old art student, Katherine O’Connor with indecent exposure.