Campus Sexual Assault: Two Survivors’ Stories


NOW THERE’S A NEW LAW TO HELP VICTIMS BUT IT DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH. HERE’S WHAT I FOUND. I REMEMBER SAYING NO, PLEASE STOP. AWAY FROM HOME, THEIR FIRST YEAR ON CAMPUS. HE WAS ON TOP OF ME. Reporter: TWO FRESHMAN NEVER THOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD BECOME THE BASIS OF COLLEGE SEX ASSAULT. SHE PUSHED — AND PUSHED ME SO MY BACK WAS AGAINST THE RAILING. Reporter: IMAGINE ATTENDING AN OFF-CAMPUS PARTY. ALEXANDER MOSTEK WAS DRINKING, SHE WAS NOT. HE FOLLOWED HER BACK TO HEARD DORM AND FORCED HIS WAY INTO HER ROOM. HE WAS RUBBING ME EVEN MORE. HE PUT HIS HANDS IN MY PANTS. Reporter: IMAGINE REPORTED IT TO CAMPUS POLICE. HE WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF SEX ASSAULT AND THREE COUNTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE. SINCE AUGUST 2015, POLICE HAVE INVESTIGATED 13 REPORTS OF ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULTS. AT OTHER CAMPUSES WE FOUND 23 AT DePAUL, 19 AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS, NINE AT UIC, EIGHT AT LOYOLA AND THREE AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. IN A CAMPUS SURVEY AT USC, 52% OF FEMALE UNDERGRAD SAID THEY HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCES — HAD EXPERIENCES RANGING FROM UNWANTED SEXUAL EXPERIENCES TO ASSAULT. ANOTHER STUDENT WENT TO AN OFF- CAMPUS FRAT PARTY AND WAS ASSAULTED BY ANOTHER STUDENT. SHE LORDED — ALERTED AUTHORITIES BUT THE PROSECUTOR DID NOT PRESS CHARGES. IU HELD A JUDICIAL CONFERENCE. HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY. Reporter: SHE FILED A TITLE IX CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT FOR HAVING TO PAY TO SWITCH STORMS AND CHANGE CLASSES. MY PROFESSORS WERE NOT WILLING TO WORK WITH ME IN REGARDS TO DEADLINES. Reporter: THE ALLIANCE AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION DOES NOT REPRESENT HALEY BUT HAS AT LEAST 14 CASES AGAINST THE SCHOOL. WHEN SURVIVORS REPORT TO THE SCHOOL THEY ARE NOT BELIEVE. Reporter: ILLINOIS NEW LAW MAY REQUIRE STUDENTS TO PROVIDES — FROM CHOIR SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A CLEAR EXPLANATION OF THEIR RIGHTS. THERE IS NO SPECIFIC OVERSIGHT OTHER THAN A REPORT TO THE ATTY. GEN.’S HONEST — OFFICE. Reporter: HER ATTACKER PLED GUILTY TO A MISDEMEANOR. IT FEELS FRUSTRATING. Reporter: IMAGINES ATTACKER GOT TWO YEARS PROBATION. HALEY’S CASE IS STILL PENDING.

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  1. In this video we hear the words, "oftentimes when survivors report to the school they're not believed" (at time 2:08). When I hear the word "survivor" which used to mean: "a person who lives through a life threatening situation, in which other people died"I know that a particular political ideology is at work.

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