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‘Betrayed’: Student who reported rape says university failed to protect her

Anthony Izaguirre, statehouse reporter, Charleston, W.Va., for a compelling, sensitively handled interview with a woman who said she’d been raped on the campus of Marshall University, revealing the extent of personal damage inflicted when the man, who was convicted of battery, was allowed to remain on campus. Alicia Gonzales, who allowed Izaguirre to use her name, described how her friends warned her about the man’s whereabouts. She would retreat to her dorm room to avoid him, and on the occasions when she did see him, he and his friends taunted her. “I felt completely betrayed by the university and I felt like I had absolutely no protection … ” she said. Gonzales now has a federal lawsuit against the university.

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