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« on: January 25, 2012, 11:53:31 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/campus-overload/post/wisconsin-athletic-official-accused-of-groping-student/2012/01/25/gIQAwJl3QQ_blog.html
Wisconsin athletic official accused of groping student
By Jenna Johnson
January 25, 2012


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Just a few weeks later, a Wisconsin student reported to officials that an associate athletic director had groped him while in Los Angeles for the Rose Bowl and then threatened to fire him. Although it took several days for the report to reach top officials, the university chancellor quickly put the accused official on administrative leave and assembled a four-person committee to investigate the charge.

Senior Associate Athletic Director John Chadima, 46, resigned earlier this month. His attorney, Charles W. Giesen said Wednesday afternoon that Chadima does not dispute the accusations and “makes no excuses for what he did.” Giesen added that his client is not currently facing criminal charges and is seeking help for alcohol-related issues.

“There were absolutely no prior incidents,” Giesen said. “This was just a single, isolated lapse in judgment, and he has paid an enormous price for that.”

On Tuesday night, the university released a 34-page report titled, “2012 Rose Bowl Incident Review.” The university had previously kept quiet on why Chadima had resigned, despite questions raised in several articles in the Wisconsin State Journal this month. In addition to detailing the events of that night, the review examined how the university’s sexual assault reporting process worked.

“There always will be opportunities for improvement in the training of university staff in responding to and reporting misconduct allegations. But we cannot imagine a better process outcome than the response that happened in this case,” the report reads. “We view this response process as nearly a model of how we might hope all such cases would be handled.”

So what exactly happened on the night of Dec. 30 and early morning of Dec. 31 in a hotel in Los Angeles? Here’s the series of events, according to the report:
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 11:17:24 AM »

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/report-chadima-resigned-over-allegation-of-unwanted-sexual-contact/article_175bf5a2-46e4-11e1-870b-0019bb2963f4.html
Report: Chadima resigned over allegation of unwanted sexual contact
DEBORAH ZIFF and ANDY BAGGOT | Wisconsin State Journal
January 25, 2012

John Chadima made unwanted sexual advances to a University of Wisconsin Athletic Department student employee and threatened to fire him after he spurned the early-morning overture at a Rose Bowl party.

That's according to a report released by the university Tuesday night. The report was commissioned by interim UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward after Chadima, a former senior associate athletic director, resigned amid charges of misconduct earlier this month.

"What has been alleged is not only a sexual assault but also a serious breach of trust within a community that we heard described repeatedly by student employees as a tight-knit and supportive family," a four-person investigative panel wrote in the report.

The panel interviewed 23 people, including professional staff and student employees. Chadima, 46, was invited to speak but declined.

But in a statement released by his attorney, Chadima said he is "deeply saddened by the contents of this review."

"It is certainly not reflective of the type of person I am, my lifestyle, my management style or my faith or beliefs," he wrote.

"However I make no excuses and have come to the realization that over the past few months, alcohol had controlled and consumed my life," the statement continued. "I am taking steps to correct that problem in my life at this time."
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 11:20:43 AM »

http://www.channel3000.com/education/30301551/detail.html
UW To Review Policies Following Chadima Report
UW Athletic Official Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student

January 25, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. -- Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said they are reviewing their policies after a report was released detailing allegations that an Athletic Department official grabbed a student's crotch at an alcohol-fueled party during the football team's trip to the Rose Bowl.

READ: Read Panel's Report On Chadima Investigation (PDF Format) (at link in article)
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UW officials said they are now focused on reviewing current policies. Vince Sweeney, vice chancellor for university relations, said the report will help spark change within the university, beginning with policies regarding alcohol use during off-campus events, and policies on how sexual misconduct is reported.

"So we have a lot of work to do," Sweeney said. "We need to look at what our current policies are. And if they're not there, or if they're outdated, we need to update those. And we need to be able to communicate those better."

University officials said they have not received any word of pending litigation from the student who made the allegation against Chadima. They said their focus remains on amending current policies.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 11:23:09 AM »

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/138088068.html
Victim in John Chadima scandal not filing criminal charges
January 25, 2012

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The alleged victim in this case has decided not to press any criminal charges.  It's unclear if he's still attending UW-Madison.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 03:26:44 PM »

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/on_campus/on-campus-explainer-why-police-aren-t-investigating-chadima-allegation/article_d88cabda-4b77-11e1-a9ec-0019bb2963f4.html
On Campus: Explainer: Why police aren't investigating Chadima allegation
DEBORAH ZIFF | Wisconsin State Journal
January 30, 2012




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