Students at University of Memphis protesting alleged rapists on campus

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Students protested at the University of Memphis on Wednesday after an explosive article about a campus rape that appeared in the student newspaper this week.

They held signs saying "There are rapists on your campus."

The signs were in reference to this article in The Daily Helmsman describing a student who says she was raped twice by two other male students, who are still allowed on campus.

WREG spoke with the woman who said she was victimized.

"People don't like to talk about what happens after you're raped. No one talks about, you know, how you have to see him every day on campus," she said. "It's been six months and we still go to school together."

One of the accused men has been charged in connection with a rape in April, but not convicted. He was barred from attending class over the summer but was allowed back on campus.

The other accused man has not been charged.

When asked about the alleged rape recently, the university issued this statement: "The University of Memphis cannot legally comment on individual cases. Protective measures are taken for those involved, and such instances are referred to the local police and District Attorney with the UofM's full cooperation."

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