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Appeals Court Upholds Delay Of UC Student's Suspension For Sexual Assault

Sep 26, 2017

Credit uc.edu

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has agreed the University of Cincinnati should not have suspended a student accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student.

The court agreed with a federal judge's 2016 order that put the suspension on hold after the accused appealed the university's punishment, claiming  his constitutional rights to due process were violated. He also says he was denied his right to confront his accuser, who failed to appear at his university disciplinary hearing. He contends their sex was consensual. The university has yet to comment.