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University of Dayton Student’s Suspension for Sex Assault Upheld

March 18, 2019, 3:33 PM

A University of Dayton student has no cause to complain over his suspension stemming from the school’s investigation of sexual assault charges against him, a federal appeals court ruled.

The “John Doe” student claimed the investigation conducted by the Dayton, Ohio-based university was biased against men, caused his post-traumatic stress disorder, and disrupted his educational and occupational opportunities.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit wasn’t persuaded. Its March 15 unanimous ruling upheld the dismissal of Doe’s case and rejected his Title IX, breach of contract, negligence, and defamation claims.

Doe contended in part that “Jane Roe,” an ...