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Saint Mary's University suspends student for sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

Saint Mary’s University has suspended one of its students after the 24-year-old Halifax man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Konstanty 'Kostek' Bedoa-Gorski entered a guilty plea during a court appearance Tuesday in Halifax, the CBC reports.

Bedoa-Gorski was the girl's soccer coach at the time of the incident last fall.

“He has been barred from campus,” a release from Saint Mary’s University said on Tuesday following the guilty plea. “A disciplinary hearing will be held as soon as possible.”

In an interview, university spokesman Steve Proctor said under school policy, the hearing would take place in the next two to 10 days.

When asked why the school made the decision it did to suspend Bedoa-Gorski, Proctor said because “it’s a violation of student policy.”

In court on Tuesday, the CBC reports the judge had released Bedoa-Gorski from custody so he would have time to finish his semester at Saint Mary’s. His sentencing is scheduled for December.

The south-end Halifax university has been under fire for the past week over a pro-rape chant led by some student representatives during a frosh week event.

“Y is for your sister . . . U is for underage, N is for no consent,” the group cheers.

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