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Baylor rape scandal: New allegations emerge against the Texas school’s administration

by Alan Duke, Reporter & 'Crime Stories With Nancy Grace' Co-host

The fall out from the Baylor University football rape scandal continues as the Big 12 conference withholds millions of dollars it would have given the school until it shows changes have been made. The school’s athletic staff allegedly used sex to lure high school football stars to join the team, and then allegedly covered it up when players were accused of sexual assaults, according to federal lawsuits.

Ken Starr, the former special prosecutor who pursued President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, resigned at bailor’s president last year amid allegations that he treated players differently than regular students.

A federal lawsuit filed by a female student alleges that 31 players were involved in 52 sex assaults over a four year period, many of them not reported to police and covered up by the school.

Nancy Grace and Alan Duke look at scandal in this episode of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace.”

Alan’s journalism career began as a way to pay for his plan to become a lawyer, but he soon realized being a courtroom reporter was a lot more fun than sitting at a defense table. Duke covered many of the nation’s most sensational crime stories over his 26 years at CNN. Duke’s closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat, much of his time was spent talking to cops, coroners and lawyers. His reporting on the investigation that followed Michael Jackson’s death — and two subsequent trials — included many revelations about the singer’s life and death.   Since leaving CNN in 2014, Duke has contributed to the Reelz Channel “Copycat Killers” documentary series. He is a co-founder and editor-in-chief for LeadStories.com.