Suit: Dillard University's inaction after 1 rape set stage for another
NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit claims Dillard University's failure to warn students and ban an alleged rapist from campus after a November 2015 attack set the stage for the rape of another student by the same assailant in April 2016.
Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the lawsuit was filed this week in federal court against the New Orleans university by a woman identified as Jane Doe - the second rape victim.
The suit says she was harassed by her assailant after reporting the rape. It says he was a frequent visitor to Dillard's campus, but had failed to meet enrollment requirements after taking part in a summer program. It's unclear if he was ever arrested.
Her lawsuit says the ordeal led to her becoming severely depressed and dropping out of college.
The university declined comment.