University of North Dakota Finds Student Guilty of Sexual Assault While Police Charge Accuser for Lying About It
GRAND FORKS, N.D., July 15, 2011--In a stark demonstration of the failure of campus judicial procedures, the University of North Dakota (UND) has found a student guilty of sexual assault despite the fact that local police not only refused to charge him with a crime, but instead charged his accuser for lying about the incident. Former student Caleb Warner has been banned by UND from stepping foot on any state public campus for three years. Meanwhile, his accuser has been wanted by the Grand Forks Sheriff's Department for more than a year on the charge of making a false report to law enforcement. Warner has turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to help remedy this injustice.
Update, October 18, 2011: Student Punished for Alleged Sexual Assault Cleared by
University of ; Accuser Still Wanted for Lying to Police North Dakota
A student convicted of sexual assault and banned from campus by a University of North Dakota (UND) tribunal is free to return to school this week. After a year and a half, UND officials have determined that the university's finding of guilt against student Caleb Warner was "not substantiated" in the face of the evidence. That same evidence led North Dakota law enforcement to charge Warner's accuser last year with making a false report to law enforcement—a charge for which she is still wanted by the police. UND finally reexamined Warner's case only after the university's behavior was exposed by FIRE, to which Warner had turned for help.