SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two students are suing Savannah State University, arguing lax security at the school enabled an assailant to rape them on campus last fall.
Attorneys filed separate lawsuits on behalf of the two women Friday in Chatham County State Court. Both women reported to police they were robbed and raped at gunpoint in their campus housing last Dec. 5. A suspect, 38-year-old Torrey Scott, has been charged with rape and is awaiting trial.
The lawsuits say the women’s attacker was captured on surveillance video climbing a fence and loitering in a parking lot outside the victims’ apartment for more than 15 minutes before he went inside.
University spokeswoman Loretta Heyward declined to comment. The women are seeking at least $4 million in damages apiece.