The Northwest Herald has published a detailed report on a sexual assault that allegedly took place during a high school water polo match. In July former McHenry High School player Rebecca Dobrowski revealed on ESPN details of an assault she alleged took place during a match against Lincoln in the spring of 2015. Dobrowski and her family reported the incident to the Buffalo Grove Police Department. After an investigation the department announced there were no grounds for criminal proceedings.
The case was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The Herald successfully filed an open records request and published the entirety of the complaint and the office’s report.
Specifically, the complaint alleges that the District failed to respond appropriately to a non-District student’s report of sexual assault committed by a District male water polo player during a May 15, 2015 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys’ Water Polo Buffalo Grove Sectional game and, as a result, students, including Student A, were subjected to a sexually hostile environment.