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Audit: OSU Unit Didn’t Report 57 Possible Felonies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An audit has found an Ohio State University center intended to support sexual assault survivors failed to report 57 potential felonies to law enforcement as legally required during the three years it was open. The school closed its Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit in June 2018 after finding workers didn’t properly… Read More

Former Marshall Student Who Reported Rape Says College Betrayed Her

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He’s outside the dorm. He’s at the student center. He’s at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn’t matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with fear that she’d… Read More

Kentucky to Use Rapid DNA Tests For Sex Assault Cases

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky authorities say the state will start using rapid DNA testing for sexual assault investigations. Authorities said Wednesday that the rapid DNA system has proven successful at identifying suspects within hours. For the last several months, Kentucky State Police forensics’ laboratories have piloted use of the system. Gov. Matt Bevin and… Read More

Serving Survivors: In Rural States, Telemedicine Brings Treatment For Sexual Abuse

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Gillette, Wyoming, isn’t the kind of place you just happen to come across. “It’s about a four hour drive through vast, unimpacted, wide, sweeping plains,” said Matt Gray, a professor at University of Wyoming in Laramie, explaining the trek from his office to his clients. Plains, he said, “and lots and lots of antelope.” For… Read More

The OUtlet: Season 6, Episode 5

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This is the October 17, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, we’ll tell you how an event on Ohio University’s campus impacted survivors of sexual assault. One of our reporters sits down with former Ohio governor Ted Strickland. Athens County will have the opportunity to vote on decriminalizing marijuana… Read More

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Sexual Assault Reported to Athens Co. Sheriff’s Office

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A female alleged that she had been sexually assault after a date two weeks ago, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. The office is seeking more information about the man accused in the incident. The woman said the alleged sexual assault happened about two weeks ago, after the two had gone to the Athena… Read More