3 Central Ohio Schools Part Of Federal Sexual Abuse Investigation

May 1, 2014

Ohio State, Denison and Wittenberg Universities are on the list of 55 schools in the U.S. under investigation for their handling of sexual abuse complaints, according to a federal Education Department report released today.

 The list was released today by the Department's Office of Civil Rights, just days after a presidential task force issued a list of recommendation to schools to better deal with the issue of sexual violence and harassment on campus. A department spokesperson says a school's inclusion on the list does not mean that it has violated the law but there is an investigation into complaints. Some of the investigations were launched as a result of direct complaints to the feds, some were triggered by media reports of incidents.