Former North Alabama student sues over alleged sex assault

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Posted: Aug 11, 2017 12:14 PM

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former University of North Alabama student has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying officials mishandled her complaints about an alleged sexual assault by a one-time professor and took steps to cover it up.

The woman is identified only as Jane Doe in the suit filed Wednesday in federal court.

The case involves an alleged assault by a former North Alabama marketing professor. The educator's name is in the lawsuit, but The Associated Press isn't identifying him because criminal charges weren't filed.

The lawsuit alleges the man assaulted the student during a class-related trip with other students to Orlando, Florida, in 2015.

The suit contends a university administrator later told the woman to stay off campus, but the professor was allowed to continue teaching.

The university declined immediate comment Friday.