Student leaves StFX after alleged rapist permitted to return

October 10, 2018

A St Francis Xavier student who was found responsible for raping a fellow student has been permitted to return to campus, reports CBC. Although the university initially suspended the student for a year, it later lifted the suspension while reportedly failing to notify the victim of its decision. StFX claims that it was legally obligated to maintain the accused’s access to education after he appealed the university’s ruling, but a legal expert told CBC that the suspension could have continued until an ongoing criminal investigation was resolved. The victim, who declined to be interviewed, left StFX after she learned of the university’s decision. CBC