• Student Targeted On Campus For Simply Resembling A Rapist

    Before we start, I want you to imagine being banned from a place simply because of the way you looked… and that’s the only rationale given.

    You’ve committed no crime, but are being treated as a criminal anyway.

    What do you do then?

    Well, one student at a liberal arts college in Oregon is asking himself this very question because he was reportedly banned from going anywhere on campus that a particular student MIGHT be, simply because he resembles a man who allegedly raped her several months ago and which occurred several thousand miles away from his Oregon campus.

    Yes, he had no connection with the victim and was not even in the same state when she was attacked, but was still treated as a criminal.

    As National Review points out, the student had to endure month-long investigation into all of his relationships on campus to see if there was any evidence of sexual misconduct on his part just because he resembled another person.

    The guy was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, but — wait for it — he was still banned from going to public places on campus that the female student could be at because of his physical appearance. And if he violated that order, he would face serious punishment from the school.

    The exact campus and the names of the parties involved aren’t known as of this writing, and what we do know comes from an article written by Professor Janet Helley in the Harvard Law Review, who hasn’t divulged specifics yet. Professor Halley says she assisted the victim — the guy — from his school’s outrageous intervention.

    According to Halley, the victim “was informed of the basis of the complaint against him only by accident and off-hand.”

    Rape is a tragic crime and no one should have to go through it. But convicting an innocent student and placing a stigma on him as a sexual predator when he has committed no crime out all is unacceptable.

    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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