IU student ethics director resigns after sexual misconduct allegations
Update (April 14, 2016)– Jason Casares will not be charged in relation to this case. Read more here.
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.