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University of Kentucky Investigated For Sexual Assault Cases

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LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky has joined a lengthy list of universities being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sexual assaults.

The Lexington Herald-Reader reports that UK was added to the list this spring, according to the U.S. Office of Civil Rights. One hundred thirty-two other schools are also being investigated.

Federal officials don't release any details about the investigations until a resolution agreement has been reached.

UK spokesman Jay Blanton confirmed the school had been contacted by the Office of Civil Rights regarding a complaint filed involving a UK student. Blanton says school officials think they handled the matter correctly.

On Monday, UK released results from a campus-wide survey in which nearly 5 percent of UK students reported experiences of sexual assault in the past year.

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