Student, 22, convicted of abusing young women in her dorm, but allowed to stay in college, is banned after being charged with two MORE rapes
- Joseph Chase Hardin, 22, was evicted from Marshall University on Wednesday
- It comes after he was booked on fresh rape charges in West Virginia last week
- He is accused of sexually assaulting two women in September and October
- Hardin has previously argued in a dormitory rape case, but stayed in college
- He pleaded a Kennedy plea against a lesser charge of the battery in the 2016 case
Joseph Chase Hardin, 22 years old, was fully booked against rape on Friday evening in West Virginia
Marshall University in West Virginia has expelled a student who was allowed to remain enrolled in 2016 despite a conviction for an attack against a female fellow student.
The announcement by the school on Wednesday about 22-year-old Joseph Chase Hardin follows indictments for second-degree assault charges involving two women who are the result of incidents in September and October 2018.
Hardin was imprisoned on Friday and charged with violating probation for the earlier case in which he was accused of raping a student in her student room in February 2016.
Hardin was ordered to stay in prison on Wednesday for breaking the probationary period.
The college says he is now being deported because he has violated the school rules on sexual misconduct.
Hardin was initially accused of assault in the 2016 case, although he had finally filed a Kennedy plea for a lesser charge of the battery, allowing him to be sentenced without confessing guilt.
Hardin is seen in an earlier lawsuit. He was initially accused of assault in the 2016 case, although he eventually entered a Kennedy plea for a lesser battery charge
He was sentenced to one year in prison, but the sentence was suspended and he was given three years of probation.
His court-appointed lawyer, Kerry A. Nessel, said he represents Hardin for his trial case but said it was unclear who his lawyer would be for the attack charges. Nessel said he did not know Hardin and refused to comment further.
Hardin is also an employee of the YMCA Huntington, where he has been administratively placed without reward pending the outcome of the allegations, WCHS TV reported.
An ongoing federal lawsuit filed by the woman against the university describes a botched disciplinary trial after the so-called 2016 rape as well as a pattern of harassment by Hardin.
It says that Hardin & # 39; s continued presence at Marshall forced the first victim to leave college.
After the woman reported the attack, the college expelled Hardin, but he was allowed to stay on campus during an objection procedure.
The court has not imposed any restrictions that prevent the woman from encountering Hardin, the court said.
The suit also says that in a case Hardin was wearing one of her headbands at a basketball game to mock her and his friends were scolding her on social media.
During a panel for student behavior, the woman was aggressively questioned by Hardin's private lawyers when she had no lawyer according to the trial. Physical evidence was not allowed because of the separate criminal proceedings against Hardin, it added.
Marshall University is a public university with around 13,000 students based in Huntington near the West Virginia line with Kentucky
When the panel finally cleared him up, he winked at the woman as he walked past her, according to the suit.
After hearing the hearing, university administrators changed course and suspended Hardin from the campus grounds until his criminal case was resolved, while still being able to attend classes online.
He unsuccessfully appealed against that decision, but was allowed back to the school after he had argued for the reduced battery charge.
The trial of the woman against the university is looking for unspecified compensatory and punitive compensation.
Marshall spokeswoman Leah Payne said Tuesday that the more recent allegations did not occur on campus and do not involve the police department of the school.
The newer allegations of assault against Hardin concern suspected rapes of two women last year in the same county where Marshall University is based, according to a charge.
Marshall University is a public university with around 13,000 students based in Huntington near the West Virginia line with Kentucky.
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