sexual assault

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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.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to crack down on sexual assaults on college campuses, saying he hopes other states will adopt similar protections.

The agreement on the bill was a bright spot in the close of a legislative session that saw lawmakers punt on a number of other key issues.

Courtesy Yale University

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is urging college administrators around the country to expel students found guilty of committing rape on campus.

The former president made the call in a speech at Yale University in New Haven on Tuesday.

UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response

Jul 18, 2014
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The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The school announced Friday that it has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to the five women.

(Joint UConn/plaintiff statement)

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US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is moving forward on her effort to strip senior military commanders of their authority to investigate and prosecute sexual assaults. After her proposal failed in an emotional Senate vote last week Gillibrand says she will make another push in six to nine months.