Sex crimes on college campuses have been a hot topic recently. The University of Tennessee has not been immune from scrutiny, and now the federal government is investigating a criminal case involving sexual assault on campus.
An individual has filed a complaint against the University of Tennessee regarding how the university responded to a report of sexual violence. The university has had numerous complaints about its handling of sexual assault allegations in the past year. From the 2014 football team roster, at least six players have been accused of sexual assault. Some of the players have been indicted while others have been named as suspects. Instances like this have caused the federal government to launch investigations into college campuses across the country, including Vanderbilt and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
When a person is facing serious allegations, including those involving sexual violence, he or she can feel alone and scared. Such allegations are not to be taken lightly, as a conviction can lead to prison time, fines, and a ruined personal and professional reputation. Those who are facing these charges may therefore want to contact a legal professional skilled in criminal defense. An attorney can review the allegations and help their client tell their side of the story. The authorities aggressively prosecute sex crime allegations, so it is important that a defendant has a strong advocate on his or her behalf. An experienced attorney can fight the good fight for their client.
Several colleges across the U.S. are being investigated for their role in sexual assault allegations, including three in Tennessee. Sexual assault charges are serious and can forever change a defendant's life, so those facing such a situation should seriously consider their legal options.
Source: The Tennessean, "Feds launch sexual violence investigation at UT", Anita Wadhwani, July 17, 2015