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Lycoming College sued by student in sexual assault allegation

Lycoming College allegedly permitted an environment that allowed female students to be victimized in sexual assaults, according to a former student who filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. Middle District Court.

The student, identified as Jane Doe, said that she was sexually assaulted by a men’s basketball player in a dormitory two years ago. She has since transferred to another college claiming she felt unsafe at the liberal arts college.

The college issued a no-contact order to the male and launched a investigation. But the woman claimed the college is negligent and allowed the conditions for the assault to take place.

Lycoming College issued a statement saying that it has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment on it at this time. It added: “The college has invested heavily in processes to assure our students that we do not tolerate sexual misconduct of any type and which, when such complaints are made, protect the interests and confidentiality of our students.”

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