Lawsuit: KSU’s Inaction Led to Another Rape

A female student says Kansas State University’s failure to investigate the rape of another woman allowed the same alleged assailant to sexually assault her.

The accusations were in court documents filed Monday seeking to add Crystal Stroup to a lawsuit against the university by Sara Weckhorst.

The Associated Press typically does not name alleged rape victims, but their attorney said both woman wanted to be identified.

Stroup says she was raped in 2015, while Weckhorst said she was attacked in 2014. If the court agrees to add Stroup to the lawsuit, she will be the third woman to sue the university this year over rape allegations.

Kansas State said it was reviewing the documents.

Jared Ralph Gihring was charged with rape in both cases, and was expelled from the university.