Task Force Designed to Help Sexual Assault Victims
Attorney General Jon Bruning says there's a gap in the state's response to sexual assault victims. He assigned a task force back in April. A rape victim has been heading up the effort. As the task force released their finding today, they had a lot to say. The proposals include allowing a victim to report a crime anonymously, establishing more crisis center across the state, and allow the suspects prior record to be presented in court.
The task force also wants victims to be able to get medical attention right away. But, right now medical professionals are required to turn names in to police. A move that can easily detour a victim. The legislature now has an opportunity to make a real and lasting impact on the care that rape victims receive and the judicial process. Senator Nancy Thompson will be pushing the proposals through the legislature.