DOE reviewing MU response to sex assault reports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education confirms it is reviewing how Marquette University handled two separate cases of alleged sexual assault involving athletes.

The review falls under the federal Clery Act — the same act that prompted federal authorities to launch an investigation of the alleged sexual abuse scandal involving a former Penn State University football coach.

Education Department spokeswoman Jane Glickman declined to discuss details of the federal review with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Last May, a district attorney said prosecutors had decided not to charge several Marquette athletes accused of sexual assault because the school failed to notify police of the alleged incidents.

A Marquette spokeswoman says the school has provided the Education Department with all requested information. She says there have been no requests for on-campus interviews.