The mistake and the honorable accuser

A student athlete had been accused of sexual assault but hadn’t told his parents because he didn’t think he would be found responsible since he hadn’t done anything wrong. He was, unfortunately, found responsible at the hearing. We were hired to file an appeal. We dove into the facts and worked with our client on his appeal. There were a number of things that our client hadn’t brought up at the hearing that strongly suggested that the accuser had consented to sex with him. The appeal explained how our client understood their interaction. To her credit, our client’s accuser read the appeal and realized that she just hadn’t understood how he interpreted their communication. She wrote to the school and said that she thought it may have just been a mistake. The school reversed the finding, and our client was exonerated.