The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced it was
investigating how rape cases in Missoula, Montana were being handled by
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E.
Perez said there was “serious concern” that as many as 80 rape cases
“were not being investigated in a prompt and adequate fashion.”
A number of those cases involved students at the University of
Montana. In December 2010, two female students were allegedly gang-raped
by several male students of the Grizzlies football team. The case lay dormant for a year, until a similar incident occurred again in December 2011.