Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Another Sexual Assault Being Investigated at U of M Campus

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Police in Missoula, Mont., are investigating an alleged rape on the University of Montana campus.

The alleged incident could be a tragedy on its own, but this latest event comes on the heels of two federal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, probing a long list of allegations of sexual assault at the University of Montana.

In 2012, the DOJ announced it was looking into more than 80 reported rapes in only three years in Missoula. In particular, the Justice Department said it focused on complaints that local law enforcement failed to properly investigate and prosecute sexual assaults on women in Missoula because of gender discrimination.

This morning's Missoulian reports that the Missoula Police Department said an 18-year-old suspect is being interviewed in connection with the latest alleged incident, which occurred Feb. 17 at a University of Montana dormitory. The alleged victim was a 19-year-old woman.

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