Sex Assaults On Campus

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she is tired of the way victims of sexual assault are treated on college campuses. During a press conference on Wednesday she pointed to a specific case. "She had to endure questions about her virginity and insinuation that she was confusing rough sex with rape. At the end, she stated, ‘I wish I had never reported my rape', that's not the signal we want to send," says Harris.

Harris along with UC President Janet Napolitano announced a new detailed 'How To Guide' for universities and law enforcement when dealing with survivors of sexual assault.

The new guide calls for Universities to have regular training, designated agencies for students to report sexual assaults and a direct connection with police to make sure rape kits are being tested. Studies indicate that as many as one in five undergraduate students have been a victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault. In addition, the crime is severely under reported, with 80 percent of campus sexual assaults going unreported to law enforcement. Lack of reporting also impacts public safety, as studies suggest that repeat perpetrators account for nine out of 10 assaults on campus.

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