Suspension of a UT student will stand in sexual assault case

FILE: UT President Gregory Fenves (KXANPhoto/Todd Bynum)
FILE: UT President Gregory Fenves (KXANPhoto/Todd Bynum)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A University of Texas at Austin student suspended after a sexual assault investigation will not be allowed to attend school at UT this fall, according to his attorney.

The decision comes after U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks declined to rule on the man’s temporary injunction.

During a hearing Friday, Sparks said he wanted to hear from UT President Gregory Fenves before making a decision.

The student’s lawyers served the school a lawsuit earlier this week which said the president cannot overrule a hearing officer who found no assault took place. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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