Two of the women molested by former Utah State University football player Torrey Green are suing the university, accusing the Logan school of maintaining a dangerous environment where such assaults were known about and tolerated.
Green was convicted on eight charges — including five counts of molestation and one count of object rape — in January, stemming from the accounts of six women who said they were assaulted between 2013 and 2015 when Green was a student-athlete.
He was later sentenced to a prison term of 26-years-to-life.
The charges against Green were filed in 2016 after the publication of an article by The Salt Lake Tribune that detailed the accounts of four women. At the time of that publication, no legal or academic action had been taken against him.
Included in the lawsuit as defendants are Utah State University, the Utah Board of Regents, the Utah State University board of trustees and two USU employees, Krystin Deschamps and Jenny Erazo, who work as the director of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
An internal investigation conducted by Utah State University in 2016 found that multiple campus employees had failed to act after learning of possible physical misconduct and that there was confusion among employees regarding which departments were responsible for handling and responding to reports.
Details of that investigation were released last year as part of a settlement with The Salt Lake Tribune in a lawsuit that sought to block public release of records.
The settlement with The Tribune came one month after a separate $250,000 settlement with a former USU student who sued the school after being molested at a fraternity house.