OXFORD, Ohio - A former Miami University student who admitted to posting a “how to” flyer about rape at the school in October 2012 has avoided charges after a Butler County judge dismissed the case.
The former student, whose identity has not been revealed because the case was sealed, admitted to posting a flyer in a freshman co-ed dorm at Oxford school describing the “top ten ways to get away with rape.” In November, the teen pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the case.
The case was dismissed after Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser asked to drop the charges, and the teen then withdrew the guilty plea.
The changes came after the Cincinnati Enquirer challenged Judge Rob Lyons’ decision to seal the case and sued Lyons. After Gmoser dropped the charges, Lyons sealed the case again. Gmoser is representing Lyons in the Enquirer suit.
Gmoser said he could not elaborate on his decision to drop the charges against the student because of the ongoing suit with the Enquirer and its pertinence to the case.
The request to not name the victim was made by the defendant's attorney and was not objected to by the Gmoser.
"This is a common practice in misdemeanor cases and I didn't object to it," Gmoser said.
A Miami University spokesperson says the incident was handled through their disciplinary process. The individual is no longer a student, but the spokesperson did not say if he was expelled or withdrew from the university.
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