Pa. college facing federal sexual violence probe

    A Pennsylvania college is the latest institution facing a federal investigation into the handing of a sexual violence allegation.

    An Elizabethtown College spokeswoman says Friday the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights notified the school near Lancaster of the investigation Nov. 24.

    Elizabeth Braungard confirmed the complaint stems from an alleged sexual violence incident and that it alleges the college “engaged in discrimination and retaliation against a student.”

    Braungard says the college’s president notified faculty and staff Friday. She says the college is complying with the investigating and has begun gathering requested documents.

    Elizabethtown is among a half-dozen Pennsylvania schools and about 90 nationwide under investigation. The others include Penn State, Temple and Franklin and Marshall.

    Elizabethtown reported seven forcible sexual offenses in 2013 and one in 2012.

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