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Occidental College says assault complaint resolved

Posted: September 18, 2013 5:14 p.m.
Updated: September 18, 2013 5:14 p.m.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Occidental College in Los Angeles says it's resolved a federal complaint filed by current and former students who alleged authorities mishandled sexual assault allegations.

The school issued its statement Wednesday. Gloria Allred, an attorney who represented about a dozen students, also says the case has been resolved — although she declines to say whether a settlement was reached or the complaint was withdrawn.

The women were among 50 people who filed complaints earlier this year with federal education officials.

They claimed the school showed indifference to sexual assault allegations, discouraged victims from reporting, dragged out investigations and gave wrongdoers only slap-on-the-wrist punishments.

Similar allegations prompted state lawmakers last month to order an audit of four University of California and California State University campuses.

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