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Ex-WVU student sues governors over 2nd hearing

November 29, 2013
Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia University who was cleared by a campus panel of sexual misconduct is suing WVU's Board of Governors to block a second hearing.

The Dominion Post ( reports that 18-year-old Sean Caravaggio filed the lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court, claiming a violation of his due process rights, among other reasons. He is accusing the university of not following its own procedures by ordering a second disciplinary hearing.

Caravaggio was a freshman at WVU until he withdrew from the university in October.

In August, a 17-year-old woman accused Caravaggio of taking advantage of her sexually without her consent.

At a university hearing, Caravaggio admitted to two alcohol-related charges but the Student Conduct Board found him not responsible for any alleged sexual misconduct.

The woman appealed.


Information from: The Dominion Post,



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