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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