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Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

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Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s wrong regardless of who does it. Groping a woman against her will or without her knowledge is wrong whether a Republican or a Democrat does it. The same goes for pressuring her to have sex if she doesn’t want to or trying to force oneself on her. It […]

Commentary: Trump, Moore and their God-fearing enablers

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Commentary: Trump, Moore and their God-fearing enablers

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. should run for public office. If they did, chances are they’d be able to avoid paying the price for their predatory sexual practices. They’d be able to skip away, consequence-free, like President Donald Trump and, possibly, Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate […]

Commentary: Me too: Simple words that reveal deep pain

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Commentary: Me too: Simple words that reveal deep pain

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com If you spend any time at on Facebook you might have seen some of your friends and family post two simple words, “me too.” Given the events of the past week I didn’t need to read the explanation – that people, women mostly, are typing those seemingly innocuous words to show […]

Commentary: Weinstein, Trump and selective outrage

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Commentary: Weinstein, Trump and selective outrage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wrong is wrong. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s abominable conduct with women has – justly – unleashed an outpouring of condemnation. The revelations of his long and sordid history of harassing and even sexually assaulting what seems like every female with whom he came in contact has cost him his […]

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30 Laws: New fund fuels new life for sexual assault survivors

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Kelly Vates’ life mission day-in and day-out is to talk to as many people as possible about sexual assault. “I am a survivor of many […]

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Aim of new non-profit is ending and preventing sexual assault

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Wednesday the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, Inc. will replace the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. after having to suspend operations. INCASA suspended operations in June 2014 after financial insolvency. The nonprofit stopped receiving and distributing federal and state grants. “This new entity’s […]

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Study reveals lack of data and underreporting make it difficult to stop sexual violence against minors

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new study reveals a shocking number of Hoosier minors will experience sexual assault before they turn 18 and Indiana isn’t equipped to curb the problem thanks to underreporting and a lack of data. “Previous studies have called for creating some process and some repository for aggregating this data […]

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Bill to provide more time for some rape prosecutions passes House

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill on Tuesday that gives police and prosecutors more time to find and charge a rapist in some cases. Senate Bill 94, authored by Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield, would extend the statute of limitations from five to 10 years on cases that have DNA evidence […]

Commentary: Indiana and the empathy gap

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Commentary: Indiana and the empathy gap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The last time Indiana Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, came on the radio show I host, she talked about an issue of shame and tragedy for the state. A study had revealed that 17.3 percent of Hoosier teenage girls reported that they had been sexually assaulted. That was the second-highest […]

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State approves $65,000 sexual assault study

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s victim services committee has approved a $65,000 grant to study the underreporting of sexual assaults against youth in Indiana. The study is the result of legislation pushed by Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis. The proposal was added to the Lifeline Law during the 2014 session. […]

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