Yale to pay lower fine for underreporting sexual assaults
- The U.S. Department of Education lowered Yale's fine for underreporting campus sexual assaults by $10,000 to $155,000.
- Yale contested the department's $27,500 fine for failing to include policy statements in seven key areas in a 2004 security report, saying that it had added the information in an April 2005 addendum; the fine was reduced to $17,500 as a result.
- The original $165,000 fine was issued in April for Clery Act violations dating back to 2001, and the school has until the end of next week to pay.
From the article:
... “We have not heard from Yale since we issued the fine resolution letter,” said Christine Isett, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education. “Yale University has until Aug. 9, 2013, to pay the fine. The department will take appropriate action to enforce our fine authority and corresponding payments.”
The violations in question date back to 2001. An Education Department investigation found that Yale failed to report two forcible sexual offenses in its annual security report for that year. Yale also failed to report two forcible sexual offenses in 2002, as well. The Education Department fined Yale $27,500 for each of the four cases. ...
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