Top story on the Trib’s web site tonight:
[The victim] initially tried her school, [Utah Valley University], where the staff said they couldn’t provide her resources because the alleged perpetrator wasn’t a student there, Root said. They recommended that she go instead to his school, [the University of Utah].
At the U., staff said there was nothing they could do for her, either. They told her their obligation was instead to the player, because he was their student, Root said, and never even asked for his name.
In fact, the U. only wanted to know the player’s identity months later, she recalls, after [another football player at the university had been accused of raping a minor]. They asked then if he was the same student she had said attacked her. When she said he wasn’t, they didn’t contact her again.quote
The three Utah football players named in this story, Sione Lund, Terrell Perriman, and Devon Banton, were all dismissed from the team when allegations came out. However, the Title IX office and the U police again look to be completely incompetent in dealing with these types of cases. Isn’t that just becoming a sickening common thread on all these stories? It’s right in there on the USU stories, and substitute Honor Code Office for Title IX Office at BYU, and you have the same incompetence.
These women just need to all go to real police, not campus police and definitely not an office chartered to deal with equal opportunity.