Sexual Assault

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The Michigan Supreme Court has weighed in on what kinds of evidence can be admitted in sexual assault cases.

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Saginaw Valley State University has received a grant for sexual assault prevention and education. It’s part of a national effort called Bringing in the Bystander.


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This week lawmakers in Lansing plan to move legislation aimed at improving the state’s sexual assault laws. This comes after weeks of discussion on more than 30 bills.

 

The bills would do things like require sexual assault and dating violence be taught during sex education in high school and increase penalties for people that are required to report suspected child abuse, but don’t.

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Victims of certain crimes in Michigan could become harder to track down – and advocates say that’s for their own safety.


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Legislation to lengthen the amount of time victims of sexual assault have to file complaints continues to get pushback. The bills are part of a response to former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar. He sexually assaulted his patients for years.


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