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Syracuse Criticized for Its Handling of Sexual Abuse Case

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"You would be hard pressed to say that the thing was investigated the way that it should have been in 2005," Fitzpatrick said. "As we all know, the complaining witness had an audio tape that corroborated a lot of what he has to say. I find it unusual that the kid didn’t make it available. I didn’t see anything in the report indicating he was asked." As if Fitzpatrick is the authority on how this should have been investigated? Roach says she called the DA's office! Further, as Nancy Cantor writes in her letter to USA Today, "We also learned that the police had been informed in 2002 of the allegations, and that the news media had also investigated the claims but could not confirm the story...Why didn't we go to the DA? In our experience, the police and the DA are synonymous. We had no reason to believe differently in this case." Not to mention, what does Fitzpatrick mean, "I didn’t see anything in the report indicating he was asked [about the tape]." Why would the hell would SU ask, "Hey, Bobby, by any chance are you withholding some smoking gun audio of a telephone conversation that would convince pretty much everyone in America of your claims?"

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