According to a well-reported and well-written piece in today’s Daily Campus, only one sexual assault of an SMU student has been fully prosecuted in the past 25 years.
That instance — the well-known case of Monika Korra in 2009 — was perpetrated by men from outside SMU. The Daily Campus found that no recent sexual assault allegedly committed by an another student has been successfully prosecuted by outside law enforcement.
SMU officials say the internal system works well, though they refused to provide any statistics or other documented information to support their claim.
“It’s very effective,” SMU Police Chief Richard Shafer said. “It has helped people heal.”
It’s a fairly quick read, and worth your time. Kudos to the reporters.