University Of Montana Sex Assaults Settlement


By Paul Johnson

Missoula, Montana (CNN) - The University of Montana will overhaul its handling of sexual harassment and assault complaints after a federal probe found "real and significant" problems.
That's according to a statement from the u-s department of justice.
D-o-j and the department of education began investigating the school last year, after allegations that 11 complaints of sexual assault involving students were not investigated thoroughly because of gender bias.
Officials said settlements with both departments will ensure that future complaints are addressed quickly and fairly, and that students who bring them are protected from retaliation.
The justice department said it still was investigating the Missoula police department and the Missoula county attorney's office regarding allegations that they, too, failed to investigate complaints of sexual assault.

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