ASU honors professors groom students for sexual abuse

Grooming refers to a series of behaviors by an abuser to ensure a victim readily accepts physical and psychological abuse as normal and desirable, and to ensure that a victim does not report or expose sexual abuse.

Researchers and mental health professionals agree that grooming generally follows a pattern:

  1. Identifying and targeting victims
  2. Blurring boundaries and gaining trust
  3. Isolating and fostering secrecy

The grooming process at Barrett has been known to begin in mandatory freshman seminars and often progresses to Study Abroad trips, teaching assistantships, and thesis direction. Continue reading

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Several ASU Honors professors fired for sexually abusing students

The following timeline summarizes a long history (from 2000-present) of ASU and Barrett administrators silencing rape victims and protecting honors professors who sexually abuse students.

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Ongoing federal investigation

ASU has been under federal investigation since 2012 for violating Title IX. SDASA’s Title IX complaint on behalf of multiple students was incorporated into the federal investigation in 2014, and several other Title IX complaints have been filed against ASU since then.

98% of sexual and domestic abusers reported to ASU are not charged with a crime or policy violation, and rapists are more likely to be convicted for rape they commit off campus than on campus. Continue reading

Barrett rape culture exposé

Sign the petition to remove sexual predators from Barrett Honors College: https://www.change.org/p/mark-jacobs-stop-protecting-honors-professors-who-sexually-harass-and-abuse-students

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  • 11 Barrett profs named in federal complaint
  • Dr. Joel Hunter dismissed for sexual abuse of undergrad
  • Dr. David Conz suicide after dismissal for giving alcohol to underage student/girlfriend
  • Dr. Eric Susser dismissed for sexual abuse of undergrads 10 years after ASU PD caught him flashing students
  • Dr. Eric Susser leaves drugs/paraphernalia on campus 15 months after dismissal
  • ASU Senate votes down policy that would have better protected students

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Barrett petition update

In 2015, Barrett professor Jacquie Scott Lynch took legal action against Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault founder Jasmine Lester to silence the organization. Dr. Lynch is still employed despite multiple sexual harassment complaints against her currently under federal investigation.

Since the launch of our petition and the filing of our Title IX complaint 3 more Barrett Honors professors are no longer on campus, bringing the total of sexual predators removed from Barrett to 5 (including Joel Hunter, Eric Susser and Dave Conz). There are still reported sexual predators employed by Barrett who are teaching freshman Human Event seminars and/or leading Study Abroad, including Dr. Jacquelyn Scott Lynch.

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