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[VIDEO] VMI cadet describes missteps in sex assault investigation

The Washington Post reports:

With a piercing gaze into the camera, the Virginia Military Institute graduate urges viewers to comb through a federal report on a sex discrimination probe at the college in Lexington until they find a sex assault case called “Complaint 2.”

“You need to click on the document and read it and scroll down to the complaints,” she says in a 13-minute video posted on YouTube. “You need to read mine. You really do.” It makes a few people, she says, “look pretty bad.”

The case, centered on the woman’s report that a VMI administrator sexually assaulted her while she was a cadet, adds to the debate over student safety and due process swirling on campuses across the country as President Obama and student activists push for a national effort to prevent sexual violence at colleges.

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