Indiana Official, Accused of Assault, Quits

February 29, 2016

Jason Casares has resigned from Indiana University at Bloomington, where he was associate dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator, the university announced Friday. Casares was accused of sexual assault in an open letter earlier this month by the president-elect of the Association for Student Conduct Administration, a position he once held. A lawyer for Casares says that he denies the charges, and no legal charges have been brought. But the case has drawn much attention because of the roles of Casares and his accuser in an organization that helps colleges prevent and deal with sex assaults.

Indiana is also reviewing all 18 misconduct cases Casares heard during his term there “to ensure that all parties involved received equitable treatment under the university's disciplinary hearing process,” per the university’s statement.

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