University apologizes for misidentifying man as rape suspect
FAIRFIELD — Sacred Heart University is apologizing for wrongly identifying a local man as the suspect in a rape case.
In April, school officials posted the man’s name and photograph on a flyer naming him as the suspect in the off-campus rape of a female student. The school’s apology acknowledges that the man had no involvement in the case and was mistakenly identified. Another man now awaits trial in the case.
A lawyer for the man and a university spokeswoman said they couldn’t provide further details about the settlement.
Sacred Heart is a private, Roman Catholic university that enrolls about 8,000 students.