• In this Nov. 22, 2015 FILE photo, Yale's Jack Montague, right, passes the ball around SMU's Markus Kennedy during an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas. Montague's attorney said he was expelled from Yale in Feb. 2016, because of a sexual assault allegation. Montague filed a federal lawsuit over the expulsion, alleging the school mishandled information that originated with someone other than the alleged victim. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Should schools punish in sex cases when there’s no accuser?

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The expulsion of two college athletes on sexual misconduct grounds highlights a little-known facet of the latitude schools are given when investigating such cases: They can mete out punishment even in the absence of a complaint from the alleged victim.