Northern Kentucky University settles sex assault case

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Posted: Aug 25, 2017 7:17 AM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — A university in Kentucky has settled a lawsuit filed by a female student involving a sexual assault.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, charged Northern Kentucky University mishandled her case and accused school officials of allowing her attacker to continue to harass her even after the university found him "responsible" for the sexual assault in 2014. The assault happened in fall 2013 during her freshman year.

Her lawyer, Kevin Murphy, says the university will pay $900,000.

The university said in a statement that "NKU is confident in its legal position, but it was clear that no good would come from continuing to drag out (the case)."

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The settlement comes after a claim by Murphy that school officials lied about the existence of possible evidence it withheld from Doe.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com


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