Baylor agrees to settlement in Jane Doe sexual assault suit

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Baylor University has agreed to a settlement with one of the Jane Doe plaintiffs who alleges she was the victim of a sexual assault.

A settlement motion filed Thursday in Austin says “Plaintiff has reached an agreement with the defendant to resolve the claims…”

No details were provided.

The suit filed on June 20, 2016, named the university, its board of regents and Title IX coordinator Patty Crawford.

It alleges that the student, identified in the filing as Jane Doe, was drugged and abducted on Feb. 28, 2015 from a residence in the 600 block of Columbus Avenue known as “The Rugby House” and subsequently raped.

The next day the woman contacted her mother and told her about the rape, the suit says.

The student’s mother “immediately contacted the Baylor Title IX coordinator’s office and reported the sexual assault, the suit says.

On March 20, 2015, Doe met with Crawford and Title IX investigator, Ian McRary, “to discuss the sexual assault and to try to begin identifying the assailant,” the suit says.

She later identified a photo of her assailant, but after a final communication from the investigator in early April, 2015, heard nothing more from the Title IX office, the suit alleges.

Doe, who enrolled in Baylor in the fall of 2013 with an academic scholarship, struggled with course work after the alleged rape and ultimately left the school and returned to her home state, the suit says.

Another suit filed on behalf of 10 other Jane Doe plaintiffs is still pending.



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