Marquette University Admits It Mishandled Reporting of Sexual Assault Cases

After an article in the Chicago Tribune this past week revealed that Marquette University had failed to report several sexual assaults that had occurred on campus to the Milwaukee police, the university has changed its policy. The university admitted that it had neglected to report several cases of sexual assault to local law enforcement authorities over the past decade, which is an apparent violation of state law. One woman claimed that she had been raped by a student athlete in February but when she went to the campus police, no report was taken and the police were not notified.

In a statement, Father Robert A. Wild, president of Marquette University, said, “We now refer any reported incident of sexual assault to the Sensitive Crimes Unit of the Milwaukee Police Department. We have also added a victim advocate to the staff of our Student Health Service and have more tightly restricted who on campus has access to reports from the Department of Public Safety.”

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