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Bob Jones University Investigates Sex Abuse Allegations and Its Own Response

(Updated) University partners with GRACE to identify if it 'failed to adequately respond to sexual abuse disclosures.'

Updated (January 23): According to the Clery reports for Bob Jones University (BJU), nine cases of sexual assault occurred on campus in 2011. WSPA Spartanburg, a local South Carolina television station, reported in September that it was "the highest number of forcible sex offenses reported (and) significantly higher than any other institution in the area."

According to iReport CNN, BJU told police the crimes were all perpetrated by a single individual.

But allegations of sexual abuse related to BJU and the school's response have been ongoing at least since 2010, when former board member and former Trinity Baptist Church pastor Chuck Phelps was accused of helping to "cover up repeated instances of sexual abuse committed more than a decade earlier by an older male parishioner against his step-daughter."

The move to retain GRACE for its investigation also comes after Do Right BJU, a group of students, alumni, and staff who aim to support victims of sexual abuse on campus, held a silent protest ...

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