Occidental, Swarthmore accused of mishandling sex assault cases
- California's Occidental College and Pennsylvania's Swarthmore College are both being accused of mishandling sexual assault cases, according to reports in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
- Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents numerous Occidental students and alumni, announced the filing of Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Education detailing 37 alleged sexual assault cases, as well as accusing the college of discouraging the reporting of the crimes and the pursuit of criminal and administrative action against perpetrators.
- Meanwhile, Swarthmore faces a Clery Act complaint from a student who says the college made light of her complaints about a student who harassed her and broke into her room at night, and officials at both schools have said that their institutions have more work to do when it comes to sexual misconduct.
From the article:
... In Los Angeles, where Occidental is located, Ms. Allred said the complaint alleges that 37 Occidental students have been “raped, sexually assaulted, battered, harassed, or retaliated against for speaking out against sexual violence” since 2009. ...
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