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Baylor Sexual Assault Victim Reacts to Reports University President Could Be Fired

Baylor University President Ken Starr may be fired over his handling of reports of rape and assault by football players, several media outlets are reporting Tuesday.

Starr, known for his investigation of Bill Clinton's sex scandal in the 1990s, could be fired by the end of the month, according to reports. The university won't comment on that but is saying that, as of now, Starr is still president and chancellor.

NBC 5 normally doesn't identify sexual assault victims, but on Tuesday NBC 5 reporter Alice Barr spoke to one victim who wants her story heard.

On her graduation day in August 2015, Stefanie Mundhenk stood proudly in her cap and gown.

"I loved Baylor, I still love Baylor," she said.

But that love is overshadowed by what happened six months before graduation, when Mundhenk says she was raped by a fellow classmate at his off-campus apartment where she'd gone to study. She said she eventually reported it to Baylor, but the male student was never held responsible.

"There was a lot that happened where Baylor made me believe that they were the first step on the route to the police, so I never took it to police," she said.

Baylor University officials are now accused of mishandling cases of rape and sexual assault reported by at least six female students, dating back as far as 2009. Several of the cases involved Baylor football players, two of whom have since been convicted of rape.

Last week, ESPN reported that Baylor officials and coaches were often aware of allegations against players, but didn't discipline them. Mundhenk believes it.

"All of these areas need to be gone into and people who are at fault need to be taken care of," she said. "It's not just Ken Starr."

University officials said Tuesday Starr is still Baylor's president, but the Board of Regents is reviewing an independent investigation and expects to make an announcement by June 3.

What that could be and what will make a difference, Mundhenk doesn't know, but she knows what she wants.

"I would like for a girl to be able to go into a Title IX office, say 'I was raped' and have justice served," she said.

A university spokeswoman released the following statement Tuesday:

"The Baylor Board of Regents continues its work to review the findings of the Pepper Hamilton investigation and we anticipate further communication will come after the Board completes its deliberations. We will not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources, but when official news is available, the University will provide it. We expect an announcement by June 3."

University officials also said they made changes to how they respond to these cases. They made a $5 million commitment, including adding staff to the school's Title IX office and improving the case management system.

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