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  • So here’s the thing and I am using an alias but I’m being real. This guy was my roommate when I moved to b ham in on the 1st of Jan in 2015 when this all went down I had just met him. He was a good guy who got laid pretty frequently, He would definitely go to the bars a lot and would easily become blacked though. One night he came back drunk and freaked and told me how he was hooking up with her and had consent then he tried to put it in her butt, she said no but he did it anyway. She immediately kicked him out and when he was walking back noticed cops outside his old house. Cops came and arrested him within the hour. Wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone about it but felt I should still the beans for a perspective that Conner would never give. Definitely fucked up move but I’m glad he was not charged with a felony. I don’t think he is a danger to other people, I watched him go through a lot of remorse and grief over this and think he learned his lesson but that’s just my opinion…

  • a concerned dad

    well written but I will make sure he is not in any of my daughters classes

  • How did your staff come about the knowledge that Connor was being readmitted back to Western?

    • Hello! I am one of the news editors on The Western Front this quarter. We received a tip that he was re-admitted and followed up with the school’s registrar’s office. All other information in the story was obtained via public records requests and court documents.

  • This is a well put together article and a good piece of journalism, well done Western Front.

  • This young man fulfilled his social punishment legally asigned to him. People with a criminal record especially for sexual offenses have life long consiquences with housing, employment, shame etc. I aplaud the administration for giving him an opportunity to continue to grow and develop as a person. I’m not excusing what he did or endorsing it, however, we as a society need to reform the way we treat people with criminal offenses who have completed their legal punishment.

  • By what moral compass is the administration navigating this ship? Letting a rapist back on campus. Allowing sexually motivated burglers work for the track team and then failing to provide the full story to the campus when they are caught. The entire admin needs to have their employment reevaluated and whole new polices put in place.

    • It is quite the dilemma. He has served his justice system administered punishment and fulfilled the legal requirements imposed on him. Should he be banned from higher learning and prevented from bettering himself? We have a homeless crisis in town, do we just want to throw another one on the stack?

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