3rd assault victim files civil lawsuit
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:00 AM
The third victim of a 2012 sexual assault on Lander University's campus has filed a civil lawsuit against the school alleging negligence and breach of contract led to the attacks, which rocked the Greenwood university nearly two years ago.
According to an 11-page complaint filed in Greenwood County's common pleas court Feb. 10, the plaintiff is seeking compensatory, actual, consequential and special damages. The Florence County woman was one of three female students involved in a highly publicized assault at Bearcat Village on March 21, 2012. According to her lawsuit, Cameren Jones and Bobby Charles Henderson III, two then-football players at Presbyterian College in Clinton, forced their way into the student dorm on McNeil Avenue and held the victims at gunpoint. Incident reports showed the two masked gunmen zip-tied the women's hands and duct-taped their mouths, and Jones sexually assaulted all three victims in some way while they were captive for hours.
The civil action lists Lander University as a defendant and represents the second lawsuit filed against the school in connection with the 2012 ordeal. The two other victims of the attack filed a joint lawsuit in July 2013. That suit lists Lander University, Lander College and the Lander Foundation as defendants.
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