NORFOLK, VA. - An alleged rape victim took the stand on Monday to testify. The woman we are calling 'Jane Doe' said she was brutally raped for 5 hours by an upper-classman VA Wesleyan College lacrosse player.
Virginia Wesleyan College is partly responsible for the 2012 rape of a college freshman, according to what her attorney argued today.
It's all a part of a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the college and a lacrosse team member who's accused of raping her.
In opening statements, the alleged victim's attorney says her peer adviser took her to a party where she was drugged.
The defense claims the interaction was not 5 hours and the details do not match between what his client says is true.
NewsChannel 3 is choosing not to identify the lacrosse player because he was not criminally charged.
Attorneys say their evidence shows that the university was negligent when handling the sexual assault, and have a history of not having proper procedures.
But, if you ask the attorneys for the university, they insinuate the victim is lying so she can get $10 million dollars.
They argue that the sex was consensual, and the university did nothing wrong.
The trial is expected to last a week.
After the victim testified and was questioned by her counsel, defense was allowed to cross examine and that will run into court time tomorrow. The prosecution still has 2 more witnesses to call.