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Senator seeks report on college sexual assault

9 months ago Friday, July 11, 2014 2:24:52 PM CDT July 11, 2014 Friday, July 11 2014 Jul 11, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is asking higher education leaders to compile a report detailing the numbers of sexual assaults reported on Louisiana's college campuses in the last five years.

Sen. J.P. Morrell sent a letter Friday to Board of Regents Chairman Clinton "Bubba" Rasberry and the chairmen of the college system boards seeking the information by Sept. 15.

He is also seeking details of each campus' policy governing sexual assaults and employee training requirements to handle such cases.

Morrell, a Democrat who chairs a Senate judiciary committee, cites a recent national survey that he describes as showing "an epidemic" of rape and sexual assault on campuses and disappointing efforts to address the problem.

He says the data will help state lawmakers find ways to combat assaults in Louisiana.

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