UC Berkeley student charged with sexual assault in frat: cop RACHELLE BLIDNERToday, 10:43 AM GOOGLEThe alleged assault happened at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, where Jordan Schaer and the victim both lived in Berkeley, California, police said. A University of California at Berkeley student has been charged with sexually assaulting his fraternity brother while he slept, police said. Jordan Schaer, 21, was arrested Friday after he snuck into his fraternity brother's room at the Alpha Epsilon Pi house in the middle of the night, Berkeley police Officer Kenny Tu said in an arrest affidavit. The victim woke up to find Schaer groping his penis and trying to put his finger into his anus, police said. Schaer, a computer science major, lived in the same house as his victim but did not have permission to be in his room, police said. The victim said he had "no prior dating or sexual relationship with Schaer," according to the San Jose Mercury News. Schaer, of Pittsburgh, Penn., was charged Wednesday with attempted sexual penetration by foreign object and sexual battery by restraint, authorities said. He posted bail and is scheduled to appear in court March 13. Schaer's attorney, Kellin Cooper, called the sophomore a "super kid" and pointed to his achievements as internal vice president of the Berkeley Jewish student union. "The basis for arresting and charging Jordan Schaer is simply because somebody said something happened," Cooper said. He said he expects that Schaer will be exonerated of all charges. Alpha Epsilon Pi spokeswoman Kodi Colip told the Berkeleyside that the international fraternity is cooperating fully with the investigation and “will take whatever action we deem is appropriate." "Meanwhile, we continue to work to ensure that our brothers, and others in our community, are made to feel comfortable and safe within their campus home,” Colip said in a statement. UC Berkeley spokeswoman Janet Gilmore said she could not comment on Schaer's specific case but said the school takes "allegations of sexual assault very seriously." A UC Berkeley student who is accused of sexual assault could face sanctions, including suspension or dismissal, Gilmore said. UC Berkeley is one of 55 schools under investigation by the Department of Education for possibly violating sexual violence and assault complaints.