September 11, 1991
Pursuit of Civil Lawsuit for Campus Rape Victims
To the Editor: Eileen Wagner's excellent article on date rape, "Campus Victims of Date Rape Should Consider Civil Lawsuits as Alternatives to Criminal Charges or Colleges' Procedures" (Opinion, August 7), did not deal with the possibility that victims may be able to file stronger civil suits based on criminal convictions. . . .
One can accept her cogent argument that bringing a tort action is preferable to either a criminal prosecution or a university's internal procedure, and still