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San Jose State to pay $1.6 million to athletes after mishandling sex abuse allegations

San Jose State University will pay female athletes $1.6 million, after the Department of Justice found that the university failed to respond adequately to students’ allegations of sex abuse by an athletic trainer.

Twenty-three women allege they were inappropriately touched by Scott Shaw, the former director of sports medicine. The Justice Department found that San Jose State did not take adequate action and retaliated against employees who raised concerns, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Thirteen of the 23 women have accepted $125,000 each to be paid by the university.

An FBI criminal investigation is pending.