At the beginning of 2014, Stanford University senior Leah Francis awoke at a fellow student’s house during winter break to find him sexually assaulting her, pinning her down with his body weight.
The following week, after suffering from “massive” panic attacks leading to three nights in a row in the emergency room, Francis reported her assault to police. When she returned to the Bay Area campus, Francis also reported the attack to the university and pursued adjudication through what’s known as the Alternative Review Process, a board consisting of students and staff trained to handle sexual assault cases.
Note the throwaway: “The following week, after suffering from “massive” panic attacks leading to three nights in a row in the emergency room, Francis reported her assault to police.”
Most local reports are leaving this out entirely. But walk through it. First, she “awakens at a friend’s house” to “find him sexually assaulting her.” (This is supposedly in Alaska, by the way, at least a thousand miles from the Stanford campus).
She then waited several days before reporting the assault to the police.
Then both she and her “rapist” returned to Standford, where she again charged him with rape.
Has anybody seen the police report? If there was sufficient evidence to charge her “rapist” with rape, why was he not arrested and charged?
And if there was insufficient evidence to arrest him at all, why does Stanford get another crack at it?
I think a Title IX lawsuit is called for here, not instituting even more draconian kangaroo courts against men at Stanford.
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