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ULM named in suit related to a 2013 rape

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - ULM leaders are now set to defend a civil lawsuit, as the university was named along with a convicted rapist.

In January of 2013, a ULM student was abducted from the campus and raped in a nearby building. Now she claims the school was negligent.

In February of this year, Terresz Robinson was convicted of the rape and kidnap. And the victim has filed suit against the university and Robinson, to pay for her emotional damage and medical expenses.

The victim, filing this lawsuit, is one of three who testified during Robinson’s trial. Robinson was also convicted of the rape of another woman at an apartment complex near the campus and attempting to kidnap another woman from the Pecanland Mall.

In the suite, the victim is seeking damages for pain, suffering, mental anguish, distress, loss of social function, medical expenses and the inability to engage in normal activities. 

The victim claims the university had experienced a rash of crime and violence during that time period and should have taken extra steps to secure the campus. Essentially the victim is claiming the university and its police force were negligent.

 The victim is suing Robinson for kidnapping and raping her, causing her mental and physical injuries and subjecting her to other tortuous acts. 

The victim's mother is also suing ULM and Robinson for emotional distress.

The suit does not specify the amount of money the victim is seeking.

We spoke with the victim’s lawyers and they said they had no other comment than what is in the suit.

They also said no trial date has been set. 

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