SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Notre Dame student athlete accused of sexually assaulting a Saint Mary’s College student who later committed suicide was cleared in a campus disciplinary hearing.
The school has come under criticism from the family of 19-year-old Elizabeth Seeberg, a St. Mary’s College student who died of a suspected drug overdose Sept. 10, 2010. Authorities have said Seeberg accused a student-athlete of touching her breasts on Aug. 31, 2010.
The student-athlete’s attorney this week provided the South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/o62v1s ) with a copy of a February letter from the school to the young man acknowledging he had been cleared of sexual misconduct allegations.
The University of Notre Dame in July agreed to changes in how it handles allegations of sexual assault following a review by the U.S. Department of Education.