Teen's parents sue Johns Hopkins over alleged frat rape

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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 2:51 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — The family of a 16-year-old who says she was sexually assaulted at an off-campus fraternity party is suing Johns Hopkins University for $20 million.

The lawsuit alleges the teen attended a November 2014 party at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house near the campus and was sexually assaulted by two men in a bathroom while she was drunk. The men, who face criminal charges and are not Johns Hopkins students, are also named in the lawsuit. The Associated Press does not usually identify people who make allegations of sexual assault.

Although the university suspended the fraternity afterward, the suit says the school failed to provide a safe and secure environment and did not prevent alcohol from being served.

A spokesman said the school "fully cooperated" with the police investigation.