Alleged assault, official silence at Roxbury college
Failure to report 2003 case part of wider pattern at Roxbury college
Roxbury Community College’s apparent failure to respond appropriately to allegations of sex crimes on campus triggered an investigation by the US Department of Education and may have helped pave the way for the resignation of RCC president Terrence Gomes. Dozens of interviews and a review of thousands of documents reveal evidence of a culture of secrecy and recrimination at the college. The handling of an assault allegation lodged by a single mother against her instructor appears to be especially egregious.