2nd complaint in ND sex assault reports

February 17, 2011 9:23:02 AM PST
For the second time this school year, a family has complained that the University of Notre Dame failed to swiftly and thoroughly investigate a student's report of being sexually attacked in a residence hall.

The family of a woman who attended nearby Saint Mary's College says campus police delayed investigating her claims that a Notre Dame student sexually assaulted her after she had been drinking.

The woman says she felt police were more interested in protecting Notre Dame than helping her.

A Northbrook couple previously claimed the school failed to adequately investigate their daughter's sexual battery allegations against a student last semester. That student killed herself nine days after making the police report.

Both cases are being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education.