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ESPN Report Alleges Baylor Mishandled Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bears' Football Players

A report by ESPN's Outside The Lines alleges that Baylor University mishandled several sexual assault allegations against Bears' football players. 

The report, written by ESPN staff writer Paula Lavigne, includes details of several chilling alleged incidents. 

It was published this morning. 

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From the report:

Despite being a private school, Baylor is required by federal law -- Title IX -- to thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual violence, and provide security, counseling services and academic help to those who report assaults. Part of the law's goal is to help keep victims in school.

Yet an investigation by Outside the Lines found several examples in Tanya's case, and others at Baylor, in which school officials either failed to investigate, or adequately investigate, allegations of sexual violence. In many cases, officials did not provide support to those who reported assaults. Moreover, it took Baylor more than three years to comply with a federal directive: In April 2011, the U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to all colleges and universities outlining their responsibilities under Title IX, including the need for each school to have a Title IX coordinator. Baylor didn't hire a full-time coordinator until fall 2014.

The report also includes this fact: 

Tanya's story is similar to others at Baylor and an array of universities nationwide; the U.S. Department of Education is investigating complaints against 161 institutions for their handling of sexual violence investigations.

You can read the full report here