The rights of accusers versus those of the accused are at the heart of a national debate over how colleges should handle sexual misconduct allegations. Denver criminal defense attorney Dan Recht generally supports the new guidelines. Boulder attorney John Clune, who specializes in sexual misconduct cases, disagrees with DeVos' changes.
For the first time in five years, Joseph Roberts returned to Savannah, Georgia, his college town. The homecoming is hard for Roberts. In fact, he is not even sure what will happen to him if he steps on campus.
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By Susan Stone and Kristina Supler. Earlier this month, a female college student from Long Island, New York, was sentenced to one year in prison for falsely reporting to the police that she was sexually assaulted by two male students at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. According to the student, two football players raped her in at an off-campus party.
Make no mistake about it. In no way is sexual assault acceptable. Forcing a woman to have sex against her will is a crime, and it should be punished harshly.
Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled the new regulations detailing how colleges and universities should handle cases of sexual assault and harassment. The regulations heavily focus on adding additional protections for those accused while restricting what schools are required to investigate and report. DeVos said these regulations were badly needed to restore and ensure due process during school procedures.
By Kathianne Boniello. June 30, pm Updated June 30, pm. She went to the police and the university with her accusations, and has posted her brutal tale of assault on Facebook in a campaign that Goldman says got him fired from his summer job and could get him tossed from his new college.
A cross the country, young men and a few women in college are being accused of sexual assault for sexual encounters that may not have actually been assaults. These accused students are thrust into a system in which the accused have a target on their back from a college or university under pressure from the federal government to look tough on sexual assault. These accused students, naively believing that the truth will set them free, are expelled based on no evidence other than an accusation.
This is the first story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing sexual-assault adjudication have changed in recent years, and why some of those changes are problematic. Read the second installment hereand the third one here. Bonsu, who was born in Maryland, is the son of Ghanaian immigrants.