Former SJS Sports Med Director Responsible for Abuse

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A California State University System Title IX investigation has found that former San Jose State University sports medicine director Scott Shaw is responsible for at least five cases of sexual abuse against female athletes.

As reported by USA Today, Shaw resigned in August amid reports he sexually abused female athletes more than a decade ago. There were at least 10 investigations in all — one for each complainant. The investigations, conducted by private attorneys under CSUS supervision, determined that Shaw’s physical therapy treatments lacked medical basis, ignored proper protocols and violated the system’s sexual harassment policies.

Shounak Dharap, an attorney who represents some of the athletes, told USA TODAY on Friday he was aware of at least five that have resulted in findings of responsibility, adding that he expected to receive more. These first findings were issued Friday morning in separate letters to the five women.

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