Community College Audited For Failure to Report Crimes

Published: May 15, 2012

ROXBURY CROSSING, Mass. — U.S. Department of Education officials are auditing Roxbury Community College for alleged lapses in campus crime reporting.

Officials have learned of at least three student reports of crimes — including sexual assault — that the college has failed to report, The Boston Globe reports. Federal law requires that allegations of felony crimes be reported to police for investigation.

Since 2008, Roxbury administrators have only reported six on-campus crimes: one robbery and five aggravated assaults. The absence of more major crimes drew the attention of federal investigators.

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