Students Accused Of Sexual Assault Say Schools Don’t Interview Their Witnesses

July 23, 2015

By Tyler Kingkade at The Huffington Post

Students accused of sexual assault are complaining about the failure of universities nationwide to interview their witnesses, echoing similar complaints from alleged rape victims.

There is, in fact, no requirement that a college interview all available witnesses, which some critics of campus sexual assault investigations consider a significant flaw.

Male students filing lawsuits against Columbia University and Vassar College in New York, Reed College in Oregon, Duke University in North Carolina, Washington & Lee University in Virginia and the University of Michigan contend that when they were accused of sexual assault -- falsely, they say -- their schools failed to hear from witnesses whose testimony might have exonerated them...