2 women join federal civil rights lawsuit against Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) Two women who say they were sexually assaulted while attending Baylor University have joined a Title IX civil rights lawsuit against the school.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2dmMxDi ) ''Jane Doe'' plaintiffs 7 and 8 joined the federal suit Monday, both claiming the school failed to sufficiently investigate their cases.

Three women filed the initial lawsuit on June 15. About two weeks later, three more plaintiffs were added to the case. The two women who joined Monday allege that they suffered mentally and physically as a result of the school's inaction. A spokeswoman for the school declined to comment on the lawsuit.

The Baptist university has come under intense scrutiny for mishandling allegations of sexual assault over several years, including cases involving football players.

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