Texas to let Baylor keep sex assault records private

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas attorney general’s office has determined Baylor University can keep private campus police records that detail sexual assaults committed by two former football players against students.

Assistant Attorney General David Wheelus said in a letter this week to a Baylor official that releasing the records would violate the victims’ privacy rights.

The Associated Press has requested Baylor police records regarding the department’s investigation into sex assaults for which the two players were convicted. It’s believed the AG’s office was responding to a separate but similar request by ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.”

ESPN has reported that the university failed to act on three students’ allegations that they were assaulted by one of the players.

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Criticism is mounting from students, alumni and others over Baylor’s response to sex assault claims.