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Male Purdue Student Suspended for Sex Assault Can Try Bias Suit

Aug. 12, 2022, 6:25 PM

A male Purdue University ROTC student who was suspended after an investigation found that he sexually assaulted a female student can try his claims alleging the university discriminated against him based on sex, a federal court in Indiana said.

John Doe was suspended for a year in June 2016 after a panel found he had assaulted fellow midshipman Jane Doe.

He was expelled from the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in August 2016. Following his one-year suspension, Doe didn’t return to Purdue.

A jury could infer that sex bias during Purdue’s investigation and disciplinary process was a motivating factor ...