Who Is William Atwell? Liberty University Sexual Battery Claim

William Atwell
William Atwell

William Atwell is a 58 year old man from Lynchburg, Virginia who works as a professor at the conservative Christian school Liberty University. Atwell has been accused of sexual battery. Atwell taught American Sign Language classes.

William Atwell Battery Allegation

Atwell Charged, Accused Of Battery. “William Atwell, 58, is charged with felony abduction by force/intimidation and misdemeanor sexual battery. Atwell, who has now been suspended by Liberty, was an associate professor teaching different American Sign Language classes.” [WSLS]

Atwell Arrested November 2021, Suspended From School. “Records show he was arrested November 20 with Liberty University listed as the arresting agency. Atwell is currently suspended from the university pending the outcome of the investigation. The alleged incident happened September 15.”[WDBJ]

Liberty University: Allegations Being Taken “Seriously.” “Liberty University takes nothing more seriously than claims that a faculty member has had inappropriate sexual contact with one of our students, something for which there is zero tolerance. We are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness, care, and concern. With the student’s consent, the university turned the matter over to the appropriate legal authorities and the faculty member in question was arrested. The faculty member has also been suspended by the university pending the outcome of this matter. To protect the integrity of investigation and the privacy of the student, we will limit further comment.”” [Liberty University Statement]

Liberty University Being Sued Over Sexual Assault. “Twelve anonymous women, most of whom are former Liberty University employees or students, have signed onto the lawsuit that claims the university “enabled on-campus rapes” and suppressed complaints of sexual assault and rape.” [WSET]


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