Rape

Read: Washington State University Not Liable in Off-Campus Rape, Court Rules

Washington State University Not Liable in Off-Campus Rape, Court Rules

Four justices said WSU couldn’t predict or control the perpetrator’s actions despite knowing of past assault allegations made against him.

Read: 9 Ways to Prove Sexual Assault Without Physical Evidence

9 Ways to Prove Sexual Assault Without Physical Evidence

Investigators don’t always need forensic evidence to prove a sexual assault occurred.

Read: Update: Liberty University Threatened with $37.5 Million Clery Fine for Underreported Crimes, Destroyed Evidence

Update: Liberty University Threatened with $37.5 Million Clery Fine for Underreported Crimes, Destroyed Evidence

The Education Department found Liberty failed to report dozens of criminal offenses from 2016 to 2020 that included incidents of rape, domestic violence, and stalking.

Read: How to Conduct Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations 

How to Conduct Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations 

Initial victim contacts, physical and digital evidence collection, and proper trauma-informed interview techniques all play a significant role.

Read: Yale Student Acquitted of Rape Can Sue Accuser for Defamation

Yale Student Acquitted of Rape Can Sue Accuser for Defamation

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled the accuser is not immune because the accused had fewer rights during Yale’s disciplinary process than he would have had in criminal court.

Read: 7 More Women Join Title IX Lawsuit Against Loyola University Chicago

7 More Women Join Title IX Lawsuit Against Loyola University Chicago

A total of ten women now allege the Chicago school has suppressed reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Read: Texas Choir Teacher Gets 60 Days in Jail for Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old Student

Texas Choir Teacher Gets 60 Days in Jail for Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old Student

The abuse started when the victim was 12 years old and lasted for three years.

Read: Appeals Court Hears Arguments for MIT Student Accused of Rape Who Was Denied Anonymity in Lawsuit

Appeals Court Hears Arguments for MIT Student Accused of Rape Who Was Denied Anonymity in Lawsuit

A judge ruled the plaintiff, who filed a lawsuit against MIT after he was expelled, must either file under his real name or dismiss the suit.

Read: Judges Largely Dismiss Title IX Lawsuits Against Penn State, University of Nebraska

Judges Largely Dismiss Title IX Lawsuits Against Penn State, University of Nebraska

A federal judge also dismissed a lawsuit filed against the University of Northern Colorado by a student accused of sexual misconduct.

Read: Partial Settlement Reached in Title IX Lawsuit Against Liberty University

Partial Settlement Reached in Title IX Lawsuit Against Liberty University

Students and employees allege Liberty University mishandled sexual assault investigations and retaliated against plaintiffs.

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