Suit Alleges University of Connecticut Was Indifferent to Sexual Assaults

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Four young women who say they were sexually assaulted as students at the University of Connecticut have filed a federal lawsuit against the school alleging it violated their rights when they reported the crimes, their attorney announced Friday.

The women allege the school failed to prevent the assault and responded to their complaints with indifference or worse, the Associated Press reports.

Their attorney, Gloria Allred, last week filed a Title IX sex discrimination complaint with the Department of Education Office of Civil rights on behalf of several sexual assault victims, including the four women filing the private suit Friday.

A spokeswoman for the school told the AP the university was looking into the filing and would respond afterward.