UMBC under investigation for allegedly mishandling rape

BALTIMORE (AP) — University of Maryland, Baltimore County is under federal investigation of its handling of sexual assaults on campus.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights opened an investigation into the school in July after an attorney filed a complaint that the school mishandled a rape report.

The investigation falls under Title IX, a federal statute that prohibits gender discrimination on college campuses.

The attorney, Wendy Murphy, filed the complaint on behalf of a student who Murphy said was drugged and raped.

Candace Dodson-Reed, a spokeswoman for the university, said the school is working closely with the Department of Education and “welcomes the opportunity” to review their processes for handling sexual assaults.

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