I mean, I dunno? Maybe? Probably.
But the system isn’t designed to punish him. That’s the the justice system. The university’s system is designed to protect the victim and not disrupt the integrity of the other student’s learning experience.
Again, the reason I agreed with you in Samantha’s thread is that the legal system is about justice. We often like to pretend it’s about retribution. It’s not. The victim doesn’t matter in a legal case. They’re just a witness, to the crime. Even if the crime was performed on the victim. Hence a case being “The People vs. John Doe” instead “Jane Smith vs. John Doe”.
The university’s goal is different. We’re not really concerned with punishing John at all. We just want to get rid of him to allow for the safety of our other students and Jane’s peace of mind.