Posted: Jan 27, 2014 3:31 PM by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer and Maddy Glab, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter
Updated: Jan 27, 2014 7:48 PM
COLUMBIA - ESPN's "Outside the Lines" aired a follow-up story Monday regarding the report it released Friday titled "Sasha's Story." "Outside the Lines" re-aired the original story and explained what Columbia police and the University of Missouri plan to do.
"Outside the Lines" said Menu Courey's parents are happy UM System President Tim Wolfe is planning to hire an independent attorney to conduct an investigation into how MU handled the situation. On Monday, the Columbia Police Department said it had officially launched the investigation after MU police turned over information regarding the alleged rape. "Outside the Lines" said the parents will cooperate with the investigation.
MU said it approached Menu Courey's parents close to a year ago in order to ask if the University could begin an investigation, but the parents did not respond. "Outside the Lines" said at that time when MU asked the parents, the parents did not trust the University. "Outside the Lines" said that the parents did not trust MU because the University did not act after an article was printed in the Columbia Tribune about Sasha Menu Courey's alleged rape when she was a freshman.
"Outside the Lines" also said there is nothing in Title IX law that states a person/organization needs permission from the parents to go forth with an investigation. In a letter sent to ESPN, Missouri spokesperson Chad Moller states: "It is my understanding that when an adult student, such as Sasha, is seeking treatment from MU medical personnel and informs them about a sexual assault, those medical personnel have duties of privacy and confidentiality to the student under state law, professional rules, and HIPAA. They are not required, or even allowed, to report the sexual assault to law enforcement or campus administrators without the authorization of the student."
On Monday, Columbia police announced the possible location in the 600 block of Huntridge Drive in which the alleged rape occurred. The CPD says if you have any information about the incident to contact them at 573-442-6131 or Crime Stoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477).
Posted 5:25 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 4:16 PM 11/29/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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Posted 3:02 PM 11/29/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 1:47 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 1:38 PM 11/29/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 1:30 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 11:31 AM 11/29/2015 by Associated Press
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Posted 6:52 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 4:38 PM 11/28/2015 by Emma Balkenbush, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Natasha Johnson started the group, Show Me-Just and Caring Communities, in 2013 and is now beginning to develop the group further.
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