- Associated Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from three men who sued a former Pennsylvania university administrator over allegations he sexually abused them.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on Wednesday refused to grant the plaintiffs a new trial.

The former East Stroudsburg University students filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Isaac Sanders, the school’s former vice president of advancement. They alleged he used his high-powered job to offer them gifts, scholarships and campus jobs, then victimized them.

Sanders repeatedly denied touching any of the men, and a civil jury ruled in his favor in 2014. He’s never been charged with a crime.

The accusers contended the trial judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing. Their lawyer plans to continue appeals.

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