NIC student sues college for its handling of alleged rape

Print Article

North Idaho College is being sued in federal court by a former student who alleges she was gang-raped while intoxicated at an off-campus party in November 2013.

The civil lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court, states NIC violated the requirements of Title IX by failing to respond to the student’s reports of the sexual assault or take corrective action.

Under Title IX — the federal civil rights law that prohibits federally funded education programs from discriminating on the basis of sex — sexual violence is considered sex discrimination.

According to the complaint filed by Boise attorney, Rebecca Rainey, the student, who was 17 at the time of the incident, “suffered serious psychological injuries resulting in increased abuse of drugs and alcohol that subjected her to increased monitoring and disciplinary actions by the school.”

Coeur d’Alene Det. Jared Reneau said the student reported the alleged sexual assault to his agency in February 2014. It was investigated, Reneau said, but the case was closed with no charges filed after the county prosecutor’s office declined to prosecute.

NIC spokesman Tom Greene told The Press: “We cannot comment on pending litigation.”

The suit seeks compensatory damages to be proven at trial.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Special delivery

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By BRIAN WALKER Staff Writer ATHOL — Abigail Morse will have a whopping birthday story to tell — not to mention some possible special guests to celebrate. The newborn's mother, Leah, was high-ta...

Comments

Read More

Jordan touts rural roots

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By BRIAN WALKER Staff Writer COEUR d'ALENE — Democrat Paulette Jordan hopes her rural North Idaho roots appeal to voters during the May 15 primary election in her run for governor. Jordan, from ...

Comments

Read More

FAITHFUL OBSERVATIONS

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By ROBERT SHILLINGSTAD Special to The Press Single motherhood is becoming the new “norm.” This prevalence is due in part to the growing trend of children born outside of marriage, rising divorce ...

Comments

Read More

Today’s ghastly groaner

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press • A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s just two tired. • The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine last week is now fully recovered. • He had a photographic memory but it was never ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X