Cary, NC asked in Education Law and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina

Q: Can I make a case against my school for purposely messing up a sexual assault case?

I tried to report sexual assault incident at my former college. The police officers lied to me about several things and when I met with them for the last time they tired to blame me for being assaulted and them closing the case without giving me a way to submit evidence. When I tried to contact their supervisor they said they would take my evidence, but at that point I didn't trust them at all and declined. I spoke with the supervisor and they did nothing as well.

2 Lawyer Answers
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
Answered
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It is a complicated question to answer and will depend on exactly what happened. However, in general, colleges are liable for sexual assault pursuant to Title IX where they were aware of the harasser's likely conduct or did not take sufficient steps to address reports of sexual assault.

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Jonathan Vogel
Jonathan Vogel
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Answered
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Colleges have a legal responsibility under Title IX to adequately respond to reports of sexual assault on campus. If you would like to confidentially discuss the matter and whether you have a remedy, you may contact me. Thank you.

Jonathan Vogel

Vogel Law Firm PLLC

704.552.3750

jonathan.vogel@vogelpllc.com

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