BJU Assault Allegations

University Regrets Not Telling Victim To Go To Police

Associated Press
March 16, 2020 - 6:30 pm
War Memorial Chapel at Bob Jones University

Imagn - Sabrina Schaeffer


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Bob Jones University in South Carolina says it regrets not encouraging a teenager to go to police after she said she was sexually assaulted on campus by a former pastor.

The woman reported the assaults to college officials in 2005.

The Greenville News reports she said four years earlier when she was 16, a then 37-year-old pastor took her to a university-owned apartment while visiting Greenville and attacked her.

Police charged 56-year-old Jonathan Weaver with two counts of first-degree assault and battery last month.

A Bob Jones University spokesman said school officials should have encouraged the girl to notify police and would handle the situation much differently today.

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