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Feds Force Change in Wesley College Sexual Misconduct Rules


The federal government has told Wesley College in Dover that it violated the rights of a student who had been accused of sexual misconduct.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that a settlement requires the institution to make the process fairer for those who have been accused.

The issue arose after a student was accused of setting up a live stream of a senior having sex with a female student without her knowledge.

But the paper reports that the mother of the student filed a complaint saying that her son did not participate in the streaming.

In addition, she said, the college failed to carry out a proper investigation.

The U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights has also called for the school to re-investigate certain cases that reach back three years.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.