Ex-Sewanee student says he was harmed by rape finding
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - A former student at Sewanee: The University of the South has testified that university leaders damaged his future when they wrongly decided that he raped a female student in his dorm room.
Identified in court only as John Doe, the former student at the private, Episcopal campus in southeastern Tennessee was never criminally charged. A university disciplinary panel in 2008 decided that he raped a female student who later told them she has prescriptions for mood-altering medications, had been drinking alcohol and was incapacitated when assaulted.
At the request of the former student's attorneys, U.S. District Judge Sandy Mattice (muh-TYS') is allowing him to conceal his identity as he asks a jury to force the university to pay him at least $1 million in damages. His testimony resumes Friday.
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