Timeline of former MU swimmer sexual assault investigation

2 years 5 months 10 hours ago Wednesday, March 18 2015 Mar 18, 2015 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:04:00 PM CDT March 18, 2015 in News
By: Kimaya Davis, KOMU 8 News Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - After more than a year of reviewing evidence, Columbia police closed the Sasha Menu Courey sexual assault case.

Here is a detailed time-line of Menu Courey's time at MU and the subsequent reports and investigation:

  • Sasha arrived at the University of Missouri in August 2009.
  • Six months later in February 2010, the alleged sexual assault between Menu Courey and an MU football player occurred.
  • Two months after that, Sasha checked herself into University hospital.
  • In July 2010, she began regular counseling at the student health center.
  • The following month, she noted her April hospitalization and "major depressive disorder" in her yearly medical appraisal for the athletic department.
  • In December 2010, Sasha contacted an online rape crisis hotline and told her university therapist about the alleged rape.
  • On March 21, Menu Courey checked herself into the on-campus psychiatric center where she told a nurse she was raped by an MU football player.
  • Just 13 days later, she attempted suicide at a motel in Columbia.
  • 23 days after that she was admitted to McLean hospital in Boston.
  • On June 17, 2011 - Menu Courey died after ingesting 100 Tylenol.
  • On January 23, 2014 - The Univeristy of Missouri was notified ESPN would airing a report during "Outside the Lines" claiming MU did not investigate the alleged sexual assault.
  • On January 24, 2014 - The ESPN 'Outside the Lines' report aired.
  • On January 26 - UM System President Tim Wolfe announced he would be hiring an independent attorney to conduct an investigation into how MU handled the situation. 
  • On January 27 - The Columbia Police Department announced it had launched an investigation into the alleged sexual assault after the MU Police Department determined the alleged event occurred off campus.
  • On February 5 - The Board of Curators approved new Title IX policies.
  • On February 14 - The university announced the Dowd Bennett law firm would investigate whether university employees acted lawfully throughout the alleged sexual assault and death of Menu Courey.
  • On April 11 - The law firm reported its findings to the curators saying while the university did not violate the law, it did act inconsistently and did not act in accordance with the Title IX compliance program.
  • On June 10, 2014 - MU announced it was making the Title IX coordinator a full-time position.
  • October 30 - An advisory committee was being formed to find a Title IX administrator for the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri system employees in Columbia.
  • February 25, 2015 - University of Missouri provost Garnett Stokes announced she appointed Ellen Eardley, a partner at Mehri & Skalet in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct faculty member at American University Washington College of Law, as assistant vice provost and Title IX administrator.
  • March 18, 2015 - The Columbia Police Department announces it has closed its investigation into the assault. 

 

 

Related Stories

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - MarineParents.com, which is based in Columbia, helped grant a mother's wish for her fallen Marine, Cody Haley. 780... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:21:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Opponents of Missouri's right-to-work law are one step closer to having it delayed. A coalition of unions... More >>
5 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:40:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Hotels in Columbia are already over 95 percent full for the upcoming eclipse weekend. Megan McConachie, Strategic... More >>
5 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:32:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
CLINTON (AP) — A man accused of providing the weapon used to kill a western Missouri police officer is facing... More >>
5 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:23:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - It just got a lot easier to serve alcohol over the forthcoming eclipse weekend in Jefferson City.... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:16:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
PETTIS COUNTY - A man was shot and killed at a trailer park outside the Sedalia city limits Thursday afternoon,... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:12:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A toddler and mother were thrown from a car and two other people were hurt in a... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:02:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
SEDALIA (AP) — Missouri's Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson says he's considering running for state auditor. Richardson told The... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:17:32 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
SEDALIA - Sen. Roy Blunt agreed with some of President Trump's comments on Charlottesville, Virginia and condemned white supremacists on... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:02:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in Continuous News
SEDALIA — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and her potential Republican rival Attorney General Josh Hawley are meeting at the... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:46:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri lawmaker who posted and later deleted a Facebook comment saying she hoped for... More >>
10 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:47:00 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
MARSHFIELD (AP) — A search warrant that has been unsealed recently gives details about what authorities are calling a murder-suicide... More >>
11 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:06:43 PM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia Police officers arrested one person and are looking for a second in connection with a home invasion... More >>
14 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:53:00 AM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union alleges in a lawsuit that a suburban St. Louis police department... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:25:00 AM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been acquitted of killing and attempting to rob a suburban St. Louis... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:18:00 AM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - About 300 incoming freshmen at Lincoln University will be busy doing community service around town Thursday morning.... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:17:00 AM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally beating his uncle... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:13:00 AM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say one woman is dead and three men are hurt after people in a car... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:08:39 AM CDT August 17, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 67°
12am 66°
1am 65°
2am 65°
3am 64°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:37p
Late Night with Seth Meyers
12:37a
Last Call with Carson Daly
1:07a
The Insider
11:30p
Rules of Engagement
12:00a
Raising Hope
12:30a
Cheaters

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Wall
8:00p
Saturday Night Live
8:30p
Great News
9:00p
The Night Shift
7:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
8:00p
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30p
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld