Baylor Responds to Legislator's Request for Investigation Into Sexual Assault Scandal

AUSTIN — Three days after a state representative filed a resolution calling for an investigation by the Texas Rangers into the Baylor sexual assault scandal, the university said it would cooperate with an investigation."Baylor University renews its pledge to extend our full cooperation with governmental and law enforcement authorities surrounding the issue of sexual assaults that occurred within our campus community several years ago, as we have done with other external inquiries that are currently underway," the university said in a written statement Monday. "Our hearts are heavy at the thought of anyone experiencing sexual assault within the Baylor family. As we have said previously, any such acts are reprehensible and unacceptable," the statement said. "The university remains committed to eliminating all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination within our campus community."Rep. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat from San Antonio, said that the university's response was "too little, too late," and that he would press on with his request for an investigation by the Texas Rangers. At a news conference Monday, Gutierrez said he was also considering a possible investigation by a House committee.  Continue reading...

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