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Former Sewanee student testifying in damage suit

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A former student at Sewanee: The University of the South returns to the witness stand for a second day Friday at a trial on his damage lawsuit that contends the university damaged his future when a panel wrongly decided he raped a female student in his dorm room.

Identified in court only as John Doe, the former student at the private, Episcopal-affiliated campus in southeastern Tennessee was never criminally charged. A university disciplinary panel in 2008 decided that he raped a student who later told them she has prescriptions for mood-altering medications, had been drinking alcohol and was incapacitated when assaulted.

He contends she consented to having sex.

U.S. District Judge Sandy Mattice (muh-TYS') is allowing him to conceal his identity as he seeks at least $1 million in damages.

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