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Indiana University sued in civil court over Enochs rape charges

By Becca Costello | Published on in Uncategorized

A former Indiana University student is suing the school in connection with a sexual assault case that has garnered national attention.  An anonymous woman says IU violated Title IX by allowing a student accused of sexual assault to remain on campus.

That student is John Enochs, who was accused of two sexual assaults at IU – one in 2013 and one in 2015.  Police initially charged Enochs with two counts of felony rape.  This week, he agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.  In exchange, the two rape charges were dismissed and Enochs was sentenced to one year of probation.

Jeffrey Hermon is the attorney for the woman.  He says the civil lawsuit against the school and Delta Tau Delta – where the assault reportedly took place – accuses the two organizations of negligence.  Court documents say the school and fraternity were aware of sexual assault allegations against Enochs in 2013 and should have acted to prevent him from having access to female students again.  Hermon says they will be seeking millions of dollars in damages.