UC Records Reveal Reported Cases Of Sexual Misconduct

The University of California says it investigated 113 cases of sexual misconduct at its 10 campuses over a three-year period prior to a series of scandals at UC Berkeley last year.

Details of the cases were released in hundreds of pages of documents because of a public records request made by members of the media last April.

Getty Images, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California (L) speaks to Dana Bolger, co-founder of Know Your IX during 2015 congressional hearing on combating sexual assault.

The 113 cases were filed against staff or faculty between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 6, 2016.The UC said in a statement that about 58 percent of the cases came from complaints by staff members, while 35 percent were from student complaints.  Sexual harassment can range from inappropriate comments to rape.

It said 7 percent of the cases involved sexual assault.Berkeley faced criticism last year for its handling of a string of sexual harassment cases.

 UCSF had the most reported cases with 26, followed by UCLA with 25, and UC-Berkeley with 19.


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