Michigan State's president reminds faculty and staff of obligation to report sexual assault
- In an e-mail sent Thursday to Michigan State University's 11,000 employees, President Lou Anna K. Simon made it clear that the school's regulations require them to immediately report cases of suspected child abuse, sexual assault and child pornography to the campus police department.
- Spokesperson Jason Cody said the school's employees have long been subject to the protocols outlined in the e-mail, but declined to say whether the e-mail would have been sent had it not been for the situation that unfolded at Penn State in recent months.
- In late June, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges relating to 40 counts of sex crimes following a three-year investigation, which led to revelations that university leadership "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade."
From the article:
In the wake of the tumultuous scandal at Penn State University, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon has made it clear to her employees what their positions and duties obligate them to do in cases of sexual assault and abuse. ...
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