What happens when a student is charged with sexual exploitation under a college sexual misconduct policy?

When a student is charged with sexual exploitation under the college's sexual misconduct policy, as to how the case will be addressed and adjudicate it will depend on the school in question. Schools will be free to determine policies that they believe to be appropriate in light of the Title IX Final Rule, which went into effect August 14, 2020. If a school is addressing a case under a sexual misconduct policy, as long as it's not in violation of Title IX, it would be free to do so. Some schools will resolve cases through an investigator process as was the case in the past, other schools will use a hearing model.

All schools would be conducting an investigation but as schools are using a hearing model, the case will be adjudicated at a hearing. Some schools will use a combination approach. Some schools may allow cross-examination. Some schools may do so in a written manner. Some schools would do so at a live hearing. So it will vary, it will depend on your school because schools have specific policies. Because so much is at stake you need somebody who's been down this path many times before. An experienced attorney advisor can help you navigate the path and can help best protect your interests if you're accused of sexual exploitation.

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