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Student accuses Paine College of negligence in sexual attacks

Monday, July 22, 2013 6:05 PM
Last updated Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:26 PM
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A Paine College student raped in March in a dorm filed suit against the private college Monday.

The Richmond County State Court lawsuit was filed on behalf of “Jane Doe” seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

The 22-year-old woman was a full-time student living in Graham Hall, an all-female dorm, on March 7 when she was attacked in a restroom.

Jarius R. Dantzler, 19, was arrested in connection with that assault and two others, including a Nov. 18 attempted rape of a Paine student living in Graham Hall.

According to the lawsuit, the victim of the March assault alleges that Paine assured students they would be safe on campus and that campus security officers were on duty 24 hours a day. The college was obligated to ensure the security was provided, the lawsuit contends.

The student alleges negligence in the college’s duty to provide adequate security and for not informing students of the earlier attempted sexual assault. It alleges further negligence in the school’s failure to warn students of the danger posed by inadequate security doors, especially after the November incident.

The lawsuit contends school officials failed to take any preventive actions to ensure students’ safety after the November assault.

Dantzler has been indicted on charges of rape and obstruction of an officer in the March 7 assault, and he has been indicted on charges of burglary and attempted rape in the November assault. Dantzler faces additional charges of armed robbery, burglary, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, and cruelty to children in a Feb. 16 attack on a neighbor.

The victim of the November assault told investigators she was asleep when a man crawled into her bed with his pants down. He tried unsuccessfully to cover her face and ran away when the student fought back, according to the indictment.

In the Feb. 16 assault, Dantzler is accused of breaking into the Belmont Avenue home of a woman sleeping next to her child. The assailant crawled into bed with the woman and choked and beat her in front of her child before leaving with her purse.

Dantzler has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Augustaisdying
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Augustaisdying 07/22/13 - 06:23 pm
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She will win
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But, does Paine have any money?

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/22/13 - 06:52 pm
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VICTIM
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This poor girl deserves a bundle due to Paine's leadership not warning students about a previous rape incident on campus. Pay the girl for what she had to go through and hang the perp if he's convicted.

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 07/22/13 - 07:37 pm
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Only in the south is hanging

Only in the south is hanging someone considered justifiable punishment.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 07/22/13 - 08:14 pm
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You might wanna check your facts....

There are several states in the northwest and north that offer a choice between hanging and a firing squad. No southern states use that method..Nice try with the words to try and inflame. Looks like you have learned your lessons well from the liberal media and Jessie and Al.
Lethal Injection- Alabama,Arizona,Arkansas,California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,Florid,Georgia,Idaho,Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,Louisiana,Maryland, Mississippi,Missouri, Montana, Nevada,New Hampshire,North Carolina,Ohio,Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,South Carolina,South Dakota,Tennessee,Texas,Utah, Virginia,Washington,Wyoming,Federal Government

Electrocution-
Alabama,Arkansas,Florida,Illinois,Kentucky,Nebraska,
Oklahoma,South Carolina,Tennessee,Virginia

Lethal Gas- Arizona,California,Missouri,Wyoming,

Firing Squad- Idaho,Oklahoma,Utah

Hanging-Delaware,New Hampshire,Washington

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 07/22/13 - 08:18 pm
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Yea, you are right.

Yea, you are right.

Pops
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Pops 07/22/13 - 08:45 pm
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Castration

would be an option.....

KSL
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KSL 07/22/13 - 09:08 pm
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Need to go back to rules,

Need to go back to rules, regulations, and protections in the era I went to college in. But I doubt that would suit the majority.

KSL
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KSL 07/22/13 - 09:12 pm
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Of college students these

Of college students these days.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/22/13 - 10:50 pm
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Hanging . . .

. . . is actually preferable to the electric chair (aka "ol’ sparky").

corgimom
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corgimom 07/22/13 - 10:50 pm
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I hope that young lady wins

I hope that young lady wins millions. And she has my prayers for healing and peace.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/23/13 - 05:05 am
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Paine ain't got no money.

Paine ain't got no money.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/23/13 - 06:32 am
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The taxpayers have money. Paine will write it off.
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The taxpayers have money. Paine will write it off.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/23/13 - 06:33 am
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Where is the outrage from the black community? Protests?
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Where is the outrage from the black community? Protests?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/23/13 - 08:30 am
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Remember this

The lady assaulted in the MCG restroom....she didn't get millions..

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/23/13 - 08:56 am
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Corgi, How can anyone protect

Corgi, How can anyone protect someone 24 hours a day? I bet she knew of other incidents and this is just a lawyer and victim trying to get some money. I do however think she deserves justice but millions. No.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/23/13 - 12:40 pm
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Houston...

Millions, probably not, since Paine has financial problems. How did the HEAL Center get paid for, with Paine being in such financial straits? She should get a nice care out of the deal. I like the castration idea.
P.S. - I hate having to start over on my points...

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/23/13 - 09:39 am
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One of the biggest problems with dorm security

is the residents themselves, who prop open doors and let people in who shouldn't be there. That doesn't excuse Paine for dropping the ball on alerting and informing students about the attacks, or for making certain the dorms were better policed for security issues.

I just know that dorms at night can resemble train stations, even when the schools do everything reasonable to protect them and their residents from non-residents, friendly or otherwise.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/23/13 - 09:40 am
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The city paid for the Heal

The city paid for the Heal Center.

Darby
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Darby 07/23/13 - 06:30 pm
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"Only in the south is hanging someone

considered justifiable punishment."

About the only hangings I can think of in the South are those that were done by the knuckle dragging troglodytes of the KKK and none of those were sanctioned or legal.

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 07/24/13 - 01:00 pm
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That was my point

That was my point Darby.....thanks.

Paine needs to get it together!

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