New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that extends orders of protection in domestic sexual assault cases.
Under the new law, protective orders would last through an offender’s probation term. The governor's office says those orders have often expired before probation ended. That meant offenders could go back home to the people they sexually assaulted.
In cases where a felony sexual assault conviction involves a family member, the new law requires a 10-year order of protection when an offender is given probation.