DOVER, Del. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Delaware State University officials by a former student who claimed she was raped by a classmate.
The judge last week overruled Mai-Ajah Keel’s objections to a magistrate’s report recommending dismissal of the case, but she said Keel could file an amended complaint.
Keel claimed that after she reported the assault in 2013, she was met with deliberate indifference by school officials and harassment and retaliation by her alleged attacker and other students.
Keel’s alleged attacker, Jason Faustin, was charged in 2015 with fourth-degree rape. The charges were later dropped, but Faustin was suspended from campus after a school panel found him “responsible” for sexual assault.
Faustin later served as an intern in the Dover office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Coons.
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