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Bob Jones University reports failure in handling sex abuse complaints

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit says the Greenville school has failed to uphold and honor its core values in investigating reports of sexual abuse.

Local media outlets report the results of a two-year investigation into the university's handling of such complaints is being released Thursday. The university hired a group called the Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment, to investigate.

Pettis said Wednesday in advance of the report's release that the investigation found staff members were not properly trained and were insensitive to the suffering of abuse victims. He said the report focused on the experiences of approximately 20 out of over 90,000 former students at the university.

Pettit is appointing a committee to review the 300-page report and make recommendations within three months.

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