2 Yale Students Expelled Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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    Two undergraduate students have been expelled from Yale University after sexually assaulting female students at the school, according to a report conducted by the university.

    The semi-annual report, dated Aug. 5, reviews sexual misconduct complaints filed between Jan. 1 and June 30.

    According to the report, formal complaints were filed against both male students. Investigators with the university found enough evidence to hold them responsible for raping two undergraduate women. They were subsequently expelled.

    The school has declined to elaborate on the incidents.

    In February, two undergraduate students reported that they had been sexually assaulted at an off-campus fraternity house. It’s not clear how those complaints are documented in the report or whether they may have contributed to the expulsions.

    Sixty-four complaints are listed in the semi-annual report, more than during any of the five previous reporting periods, according to the report.

    Nonetheless, a spokesperson for the university said “it’s impossible to conclude whether the number of sexual assault complaints reflects changes in the prevalence or the reporting of sexual assault” at Yale.

    She added that, “Yale is the only institution that regularly releases reports of this nature,” which have been conducted semi-annually since 2012.