University of Miami Rape Investigator Fired for Misconduct With Students

A University of Miami employee who was tasked with investigating sexual-assault allegations from 2008 to 2016 was fired for making advances on female students, the Miami New Times reported Monday. Associate Dean of Students William “Tony” Lake was fired in 2016, after a complaint from a female student who told school officials Lake hit on her, including “express[ing] personal feelings toward her.” The student asked that Lake stop participating in the extracurricular activities where Lake allegedly made advances on her. The school’s investigation found that Lake had also had “unprofessional discussions regarding other female students.” He was fired for breaking three school rules related to the incident, including “immoral or indecent” at work.