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Two Savannah State students sue school after being raped on campus


Two students at Savannah State University are suing the school after they were raped and robbed on campus last year.

The twin lawsuits say the university failed to provide a safe environment for the students, despite a pattern of criminal activity at the school.

Investigators said they two girls were robbed at gunpoint and raped in early December 2013 in the University Commons on Laroche Avenue.

Torrey Scott has been indicted for the charges and is currently in jail awaiting trial.

"He was one of the most dangerous ones that could be easily prevented had they just employed the security that they had in place," said attorney Mark Tate. "You can see this man on video, you can see him scaling the security fence, you can see him stalking the premises for 15 minutes before he picks his first victim."

The claims, which also named the Savannah State University Foundation and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia among others, said that many security failures at the school could have prevented this attack from happening and that no one was watching the security cameras when it occurred.

Savannah State University had no comment on the impending lawsuit.

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