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Montana State knew Briggs had rape conviction

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BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana State University is reviewing its process for admitting students with felony convictions after a former student was charged with trying to rape his ex-girlfriend. Kevin Briggs of Bozeman escaped the police station shortly after his Feb. 1 arrest. He is charged with attempted sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated assault, escape and assault on a peace officer and has a $500,000 warrant for his arrest. Briggs was a senior studying chemical engineering at MSU at the time of his arrest. School officials say he is no longer a student. MSU spokesman Tracy Ellig says the university knew about Briggs's conviction for a 2003 rape. He said the Campus Safety and Welfare Review Committee reviews each application from a potential student with a felony conviction and makes a recommendation to the dean of students.

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