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Marquette University Sex Assaults: One Woman's Lonely Fight Against Athletes

Marquette University

First Posted: 10/28/11 09:57 AM ET Updated: 10/28/11 10:05 AM ET

The night began with alcohol, athletes and a group of freshman women. Before sunrise last Halloween, two female students would say they were sexually attacked by Marquette University athletes, touching off a crisis that quietly engulfed the school.

One of those women contacted campus security within three hours of her alleged attack -- a decision that would eventually expose the school's repeated mishandling of reported sex offenses, lead to sweeping changes in the university's sexual assault policies and redefine her life in many unsettling ways.

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Filed by Rebecca Harrington  |