Lawsuit: Prairie View A&M Coach Helped Student Accused of Sexual Assault Flee Texas
Colleges and Universities are currently having a conversation of sexual assault’s on campus and how to protect the victim. More importantly universities are discuss how to “handle” sexual assault’s on campus. A Prairie View A&M University student told her coach she was sexually assaulted, the coach then bought the perpetrator a plane ticket out of Texas to help him flee, a new lawsuit said.
The female student athlete, identified by the name “Mary Doe,” filed the lawsuit in federal court Friday and accuses Prairie View A&M of creating a hostile environment for her education and violating Title IX, the federal nondiscrimination law. It does not identify the coach or her sport. A spokeswoman for Prairie View A&M did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The student said the university misinformed her of her rights and discouraged her from taking further action regarding the sexual assault, which she said took place in February 2015 in the her on-campus apartment.
The day after the assault, she reported it to Prairie View A&M police, and they brought her to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital for examination, she said in the lawsuit.
Her coach, she said, met her at the hospital. Though school officials knew the male student’s identity, she said they took no action. She said in the suit that the perpetrator was also an athlete.
Full Article found at The Chron
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