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Rape victims file letters of intent to sue SSU

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Two rape victims have filed complaints of their intent to sue Savannah State University.

The victims, who are students and are not being named, reported the assault happened in December 2013 at University Commons.

Letters dated April 24 from the Tate Law Group were sent to the Georgia Board of Regents, Savannah State, University System Board of Georgia Public Private Venture, the University System of Georgia, SSU Foundation Inc. and the SSU Foundation Real Estate Venture LLC.

The claim was made by Jane No. 1 and Jane Doe No. 2. They were attacked, raped, sexually assaulted and robbed at gunpoint. The University Commons Housing Units are owned by the SSU Foundation Inc. and leased to the SSU Foundation Real Estate Ventures LLC, a Georgia non-profit.

They allege that the university failed to provide adequate lighting, security, lighting and failed to provide an emergency panic button or phone to directly reach security.

The allegations also accuse of the school of failing to adequately warn students of increased risk of criminal activity on its premises and not providing panic buttons or any call system to reach security, and as a result, both Jane Does were raped.

Each seek $2 million for injuries, physical and emotional suffering.

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