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JMU Rape Victim's Experience with University Investigation is the Stuff of Nightmares

A sophomore studying social work at James Madison University has called out her school for blatantly mishandling its investigation of a fellow JMU student accused of raping her during a school trip to Ghana last year.

The accuser, who will be referre d to by CW, said the assault occurred June 21, 2017, during a study abroad trip while intoxicated at a party. After returning to Harrisonburg and running into her alleged attacker several times throughout the fall semester, CW reported it to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (OSARP) in December 2017. On March 28, the OSARP hearing board found the accused “not responsible.

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