UConn to pay for investigation of its handling of sexual misconduct allegations
- The University of Connecticut is budgeting $250,000 to pay for an outside law firm's investigation of how employees handled sexual misconduct allegations against music professor Robert Miller—some of which the school received as early as 2006.
- UConn's current administration says it knew nothing of the allegations until Feb. 14 of this year, after the School of Fine Arts' new dean gave a December 2011 letter detailing the allegations to the university's Title IX administrator.
- Miller, 66, has not been charged with any crime and is currently on paid leave, and while the investigation of allegations in both Connecticut and Virginia is ongoing, the statute of limitations on some of the alleged incidents has already expired.
From the article:
... "The investigation must be conducted in a way that is mindful of the possibility that the university may be subject to [legal] claims in the future,'' Jepsen's office states in the request for proposals. "Some of the allegations that were presented to UConn [police department] in 2013 were allegedly received by a department head in 2011 but there are questions as to whether appropriate action was taken prior to 2013." ...
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