USC alumna says university botched handling of her rape case 20 years ago

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Monday, September 16, 2013

When news broke in July that the University of Southern California was under federal investigation for allegations it failed to adequately handle reports of on-campus sexual assault, one woman saw remarkable similarities between the latest accusations and how the school handled her own case two decades ago.

The former student, who asked to remain anonymous, said she recently spent several hours explaining her story to one of the federal investigators in California. She said because of errors made by a university disciplinary panel tasked with reviewing her case, the student she accused of sexually assaulting her received little punishment.

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