Indiana University: Sexual misconduct review finds no bias

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University says a review of sexual misconduct cases handled by its former student ethics director has found that they were conducted without “bias or undue influence.”

A retired Indiana University law professor reviewed 17 sexual misconduct cases presided over by Jason Casares during the past academic year.

Casares resigned in February after a woman accused him of sexual assault at a conference in Texas. Casares has denied that allegation.

Professor emerita Julia Lamber read the entire case file for all 17 sexual misconduct cases as part of her review.

Indiana University said Monday that Lamber concluded school rules were followed in each case, “ensuring a fair process for all parties involved.” The review also found that Casares never pressured hearing officers into taking a particular position.

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