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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Former Haskell Student Sues University Above Expulsion

A former Haskell Indian Nations University student alleges within a lawsuit that she was retaliated against just after reporting that two football players raped her within a residence hall.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court could be the second alleging retaliation, The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2e7zYXD ) reports. A college worker, Angelina Adams, also sued earlier this month, alleging that she was demoted from her work being a student counselor right after seeking to enable the student.

Jared Wheeler and Galen Satoe happen to be charged in Douglas County District Court with raping the lady when she was 19 in November 2014. The two had been expelled, and their trials ended in hung juries. Wheeler is scheduled to get a new jury trial starting up Dec. 12, when Satoe is scheduled for a retrial starting up Feb. 21.

The university averages about one,000 students per semester, all of whom are members of federally acknowledged tribes, according to its web site.

Haskell spokesman Stephen Prue didn't quickly return a phone message through the Associated Press.

Inside the newest lawsuit, the unidentified lady explained she produced a healthcare and psychological condition that interfered with her capability to total programs and the assaults brought on extreme emotional distress. Haskell initially assigned Adams to supply counseling.


In March, the woman grew to become involved with a dispute which has a male Haskell student through which the male pupil left bruises on her arms, along with the girl was transported to a health-related facility, the lawsuit alleges.

The suit mentioned Haskell pressured the guy to file an unfounded Title IX complaint towards the woman that "left vital information out." Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination and sexual violence at schools, schools and universities that get federal money. Furthermore, it requires institutions to work to resolve complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Federal law further prohibits retaliation against individuals that report Title IX violations and individuals who advocate for victims' Title IX rights.

The lawsuit alleges the male pupil sent text messages suggesting that Haskell officials were forcing him to press a complaint against the girl. Although she was in the healthcare facility, administrators faxed the woman a no get in touch with buy.

That same day, administrators expelled the female and banned her from campus without having an investigation or due system, the lawsuit says.

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