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Ex-football player charged in rape, victim testify in trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A female student who was raped while unconscious in a college dorm room and one of the former Vanderbilt University football players charged with assaulting her both broke down in tears as they testified Wednesday in the athlete’s trial. Visibly shaken during her 16 minutes on ...

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Rapes reported on Tenn. campuses increased in 2014, statistics say

NASHVILLE — Reports of rape on Tennessee’s college campuses increased significantly in 2014, while total crime reporting was down year-over-year. According to statistics released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the number of forcible rapes reported by Tennessee schools jumped from 26 in 2013 to 46 last year. The TBI ...

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Two ex-Vanderbilt football players found guilty of rape, next two teammates wait to go to trial

NASHVILLE — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial. It took a jury three hours Tuesday, Jan. 27 ...

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Vanderbilt football player says he doesn’t remember anything about the rape he’s charged with, trial continues

NASHVILLE— A former Vanderbilt football player charged with rape told a jury Monday, Jan. 26 that he can’t remember a dorm room sexual assault that prosecutors say he and three of his teammates carried out. “I was just drunk out of my mind,” Cory Batey testified. “This is something I ...

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Tennessee colleges meet at summit to fight sexual assaults on campuses

NASHVILLE — A two-day summit focused on fighting sexual assaults at college campuses is drawing about 400 officials from 76 schools across Tennessee. Media report the meeting begins Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Tennessee State University and will feature national experts who will offer training on issues like defining consent, prevention ...

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