IU student ethics director resigns after sexual misconduct allegations

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Jason Casares

Update (April 14, 2016)– Jason Casares will not be charged in relation to this case. Read more here.

Original story:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2016) – An Indiana University associate dean has resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Jason Casares, director of student ethics and a deputy Title IX coordinator, submitted his resignation effective immediately, the university announced. IU spokesman Mark Land said the university couldn’t comment further on the case.

Casares was chosen as president-elect of the Association for Student Conduct Administration. Jill Creighton, a board member for the group, accused him of assault. She posted an open letter on Twitter about the December incident saying he tried to take advantage of her at a conference after she had too much to drink.

She filed a criminal complaint with authorities in Texas. The ASCA sent a letter to members saying the allegations were under investigation. However, an investigation found the claims “could not be substantiated.” Casares resigned as president-elect of the group.

IU said the complaint in Texas was unrelated to Casares’ work on campus. He was placed on paid administrative leave after the allegations came to light.

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