Tuesday, 09 February 2016 15:08

UPDATE Former KSU Athlete Sues Over Alleged Rape, Coverup

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Kent State University and its former softball coach have been sued by a former player, who says the coach covered up a rape.

The Record Courier reports that the player names the son of former KSU softball coach Karen Linder, a former baseball player she claims was intoxicated and claims he raped her in her dorm room in December 2012.

The suit says Karen Linder and KSU athletic director Joel Neilsen didn't act according to university sexual harrassment policy, even after the former softball player filed a Title IX complaint.

KentWired.com reports the suit says that Kent State's Title IX coordinator and Nielsen had decided to conduct a "surprise interview" of Linder, instead of following that policy.

Kent State University has issued a brief statement:

"When we are formally served with the complaint, we will answer accordingly.

The University is strongly committed to Title IX and we take these matters very seriously. We follow all policies and procedures related to Title IX, taking measures above and beyond what is required to ensure all students, staff and faculty are aware of their rights and responsibilities."


On the Web: (Kent-Ravenna) Record Courier, www.recordpub.com
                   Kent Wired (Kent State student media), www.kentwired.com


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