Sexual Assault at Bridgewater College

Sexual Assault at Bridgewater College

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Jim

Plymouth, MA

#1 Apr 8, 2010
My daughter was sexually assaulted at Bridgewater College this past February. She reported the assault to the College police and went through a judicial process at the college in which the board found the assailant not responsible.

Why is the college hiding sexual assault charges?
Mahoney

New York, NY

#3 Oct 8, 2012
Are you talking about Mandy?
Jim

Burlington, VT

#4 Oct 8, 2012
No I am not. Sorry if this has happened to someone you know.
fit to be tied

Taunton, MA

#5 Oct 11, 2012
my daughter goes there n i tell her all the time to be careful n always walk out to car wit sumone,,, im veyr sorry for ur situation,,,
JIM

Burlington, VT

#6 Oct 11, 2012
My daughter went through the exact same process with the same results and no explanation of why. After leaving the college and 7 months of counseling my daughter has been attending another college. She now speaks out against assaults on women and hold seminars on campus to help students understand the traumas of sexual assault. I wish we had dealt with this assault with the Bridgewater police department as colleges care more about their reputations than the lifelong effect this has on the victim. I wrote a letter to the President of Bridgewater State and never received a response. I have also talked to several crisis counselors at different colleges and they all tell the same story of how surprised one would be to find out how often this happens on campus. I feel sorry for what you as a parent have to go through and especially what your daughter has to endure.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#7 Oct 25, 2012
I don't know what went on in your area, but when it happened in my town it turned out that the rapist was the son of someone high up in the school's administration. In one case he was caught on video but the school still declined to prosecute. Something to consider, at least.
Lomba

Ardsley, NY

#8 Feb 25, 2013
Jim wrote:
My daughter was sexually assaulted at Bridgewater College this past February. She reported the assault to the College police and went through a judicial process at the college in which the board found the assailant not responsible.
Why is the college hiding sexual assault charges?
they don't hide it when the accused is Black!

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#9 Feb 26, 2013
Lomba wrote:
<quoted text>they don't hide it when the accused is Black!
Nor should they.
Concerned Professor

Cambridge, MA

#10 Mar 14, 2013
Are you referring to Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass. I am a professor there who has long suspected this goes on. I have ties to both the campus and regional media and would be able to assure you discretion if you could provide me with some additional details.
Big Johnson

Ardsley, NY

#11 Mar 19, 2013
Concerned Professor wrote:
Are you referring to Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass. I am a professor there who has long suspected this goes on. I have ties to both the campus and regional media and would be able to assure you discretion if you could provide me with some additional details.
do you also help those students who are falsely accused?
Concerned Professor

Bridgewater, MA

#12 Mar 19, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>do you also help those students who are falsely accused?
Of course. Just very concerned about the problem and want to examine it from all angles. Think false accusations can be just as damaging for people involved.

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