Thursday, September 3, 2015

Univ. of Kentucky investigated for sexual assault cases

(AP) — The University of Kentucky has a joined a lengthy list of universities being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sexual assaults.

UK was added to the list this spring, according to the U.S. Office of Civil Rights. One hundred thirty-two other schools are also being investigated.

Federal officials don't release any details about the investigations until a resolution agreement has been reached.

UK spokesman Jay Blanton confirmed the school had been contacted by the Office of Civil Rights regarding a complaint filed involving a UK student. Blanton says school officials think they handled the matter correctly.

On Monday, UK released results from a campus-wide survey in which nearly 5 percent of UK students reported experiences of sexual assault in the past year.