Trial begins against Virginia Wesleyan College and lacrosse player accused of rape

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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.

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