Settlement In Wesleyan Rape Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Court documents show Wesleyan University and a chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a rape victim who alleged the Connecticut school knew the frat was a dangerous place for women but failed to protect female students.

Federal Judge Robert Chatigny  in Hartford issued a dismissal order Aug. 30, saying the case was settled. Terms weren’t disclosed.

The lawsuit said the unnamed victim was a Wesleyan freshman in the fall of 2010 when she was raped at Beta House, home of the Mu Epsilon chapter of Beta Theta Pi. Her attacker is serving a 15-month prison sentence.

The victim alleged Beta House was known as the “rape factory” because of numerous sexual assaults there.

Lawyers in the case declined to comment Tuesday.

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