Several Utah State University employees who were required to report possible sexual misconduct failed to do so, according to an internal investigation. Multiple female students said they were sexually assaulted by the same football player, Torrey Green, and claimed the school never fully investigated their claims. During the school’s investigation, USU attorney Mica McKinney found that there was confusion about which departments handle sexual-assault allegations and that there was poor communication regarding investigations, discipline, and victim advocacy. The Salt Lake Tribune engaged in a legal battle with the university for records from the investigation, and USU turned them over to the paper as part of a lawsuit settlement. “USU does not tolerate sexual violence in our campus community,” President Noelle Cockett said in a statement. “Since the summer of 2016, USU has begun a dramatic shift in our campus culture and how we approach sexual assault.” Seven women, including five USU students, reported to police that Green had assaulted them. He faces six counts of rape, one count of forcible sex abuse, and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
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