Are colleges allowing sex offenders to remain in the student body?
- Two female students at Occidental College were reportedly sexually assaulted by the same male student, who was temporarily expelled until after the girls graduated and allowed to return--even after a third victim came forward--once he had written a report on a book about sexual assault.
- Former University of Massachusetts clinical psychologist David Lisak consults with the U.S. military and colleges on sexual assault, and in his study of 1,882 college men, 120 admitted to committing 483 rapes or attempted rapes--an average of four assaults each.
- Occidental, Yale, Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College, the University of California-Berkeley and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have all come under fire for their sexual assault investigation and prevention procedures, and Lisak says schools must consider every reported assault as an opportunity to identify a serial rapist.
From the article:
... The women filed complaints with the college, and after investigations, the male student was found responsible for Mee’s attack, according to college documents, and admitted assaulting Capranica, she and university professors said. Occidental expelled him. A few months ago, Mee received word that the man would be allowed back to school the next academic year, after writing a report about a book on sexual assault.
“The verdict wasn’t changed,” she said. “The punishment was changed. I asked why and no one could tell me.” ...
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