Former university VP faces accusers in civil trial

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Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:49 AM

Several men who claim a high-ranking administrator took advantage of his position and influence to sexually harass and molest them at a state university in northeastern Pennsylvania are pursuing the justice they say they've been denied so far by law enforcement.

A federal civil-rights trial opens Monday in Scranton.

Isaac Sanders will face his accusers more than five years after they filed a lawsuit claiming he dangled scholarships and campus jobs, then either pressured students for sex or committed sexual assaults. East Stroudsburg University fired Sanders over the abuse allegations and separate allegations of financial misappropriation.

Sanders denies wrongdoing, and he's never been charged with a crime.

But an Associated Press review raises questions about how vigorously the students' claims were investigated.