- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Federal investigators are coming to Salt Lake City to probe allegations that Westminster College officials didn’t do enough to protect a student who reported a sexual assault in 2013.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1NurKI1 ) the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is scheduled to visit in November.

The liberal arts school is one of 100 colleges that the federal agency is investigating about similar complaints. It is the first in Utah to be investigated.

The focus is on a 2013 incident in which no charges were filed but they will also be looking at 14 total sexual assault claims that came in from 2012-2014 to see how the college did.

Melissa Flores, Westminster College general counsel, says they welcome the visit and hope to learn how they can improve.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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