Judge backs UCSB in sexual assault ruling against John Doe

The male student was accused of sexually assaulting a student in her sleep in 2015

A Superior Court judge has ruled that he agrees with UCSB’s guilty finding in a sexual assault case.

In 2015, UCSB’S Interpersonal Violence Conduct Committee found John Doe, a pseudonym, to be guilty.

He was accused of sexually assaulting a student in her sleep. Her body was bruised. An exam revealing this was used as evidence in the case. John Doe pleaded innocent to the assault.

He then filed a lawsuit with the Superior Court claiming a violation of his due process rights. Doe argued the committee had only allowed evidence that hurt his case, and none that helped him.

The judge dismissed Doe’s lawsuit and agreed with UCSB’s guilty verdict. Doe is now expected to appeal and pursue a federal lawsuit.

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