Lawsuit contends Baylor failed to act on sex assault claims

DALLAS (AP) – A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Baylor University contending that the largest Baptist school in the country was “deliberately indifferent” to sexual assault allegations against a former football player.

The lawsuit alleges that Baylor 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.

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

Spokeswomen for the Texas school didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.