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Lawsuit by student whose rape charge got dismissed approved


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a student can move forward with a lawsuit against a Sioux Falls university that expelled him over a sexual assault allegation that was later dismissed.

Koh Evan Tsuruta is seeking unspecified damages from Augustana University for loss of educational opportunities, emotional injury and loss of future income. He alleges that the university employees handling his case weren't properly trained in investigating and adjudicating allegations of rape.

Tsuruta was expelled when he was criminally charged after a woman with whom he had been dri...

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