Multiple colleges and universities face federal sexual assault investigation

05/02/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Detroit – A number of colleges and universities are being investigated over how they have handled allegations of sexual abuse. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), approximately 55 schools say they are cooperating with the U.S. Education Department in the federal investigation.

One of the universities named in the probe is the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. School spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, is quoted by the AP as stating of the university’s cooperation, “They were on campus a week or so ago doing some interviews with faculty, staff and students…We’ve had information related to the investigation posted on our website since they informed us about the investigation toward the end of February. This is well-known on campus.”

The list of schools facing federal investigations prompted by complaints filed with the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) was revealed on Thursday.

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