DiMuzio Zerounian Attorney Part of Successful Title IX Sexual Assault Defense

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Christopher B. DiMuzio of DiMuzio Zerounian, LLC was part of a legal team that successfully defended M.S. in a Title IX[1] sexual assault case at a prestigious Pennsylvania medical school.  M.S. was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow female medical student on multiple occasions from 2015 to 2016.  A finding of guilt on any of the charges brought against M.S. would have led to M.S. being potentially expelled from school and losing out on his residency at a top Plastic Surgery Program.

The allegations were that M.S. forced his fellow medical student to perform oral sex on him on several occasions throughout a one year period.  M.S. vehemently denied these allegations and needed to act quickly in order to present a defense, as University Conduct Hearings happen in a much more expedited manner than the Criminal Justice System[2].  With time being of the essence, Mr. DiMuzio was asked to join the legal team hired to defend M.S.

Mr. DiMuzio reviewed hundreds of text messages, emails, and phone records between M.S. and his accuser, interviewed witnesses, and conducted an exhaustive investigation.  Along with other members of the team he was able to construct a thorough and comprehensive defense package outlining all of the falsehoods and inconsistencies in the accuser’s statements.  This package was then submitted to the University’s Disciplinary Board and Panel.

After a half day long live hearing and a week’s deliberation, the presiding judge was able to assess the credibility of the accuser and her claims.  M.S. was rightfully exonerated and able to begin his prestigious residency.

If you are facing a disciplinary hearing or have had disciplinary charges brought against you by a college or university, it is imperative to have a strong, experienced personal adviser or legal team on your side as the repercussions can be most serious.  The attorneys at DiMuzio Zerounian have the knowledge and experience to guide you through these troubling times.  Call 267.479.4044 today for a free consultation.

 

 

 

[1] To learn more about Title IX visit – https://goo.gl/XaNkWv

[2] The following are a few examples of codes of conduct for area colleges and universities:

Villanova University – https://goo.gl/LYJHbw

Drexel University – https://goo.gl/WxPuy7

University of Pennsylvania – https://goo.gl/A4woHQ

Temple University – https://goo.gl/L57ff9

 

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