Posts Tagged Sexual Assault

Lawmakers Move Toward Keeping Rape Kits Longer

Rape Kits Backlog

Vials of evidence from sexual assault cases, like the ones seen here, are allowed to be thrown out once a child turns 20 under current law. (Credit: Pat Sullivan / AP)

Lawmakers in Richmond aren’t disagreeing on everything. One issue Republicans and Democrats are working together on is helping victims of sexual assault. Michael Pope has more.

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VCU Sees Spike in Sexual Assault Reports

Virginia Commonwealth University

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During the first two months of school, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond has logged 15 reports of sexual assault. That’s only five fewer than all of last year. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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