Lawsuit contends Baylor failed to act on sex assault claims


DALLAS (AP) — A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Baylor University contending the Texas school was “deliberately indifferent” to rape allegations against a former football player who was later convicted of sexually assaulting her.

The lawsuit alleges that the largest Baptist school in the country failed to act against Tevin Elliott despite receiving six complaints from women claiming he assaulted them.

The suit was filed by Jasmin Hernandez of Orange County, California, whom Elliott was convicted of sexually assaulting in 2014. He’s serving a 20-year sentence.

Hernandez’s attorney says Hernandez wants to speak publicly to draw attention to the case. The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify sexual assault victims.

Among Hernandez’s allegations are that players were recruited without regard to the harm they might cause others.

The school didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.