Summer News Roundup 2017

Take a look at what has been recently covered by the news in relation to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial has ended in a mistrial.  There will be a re-trial.

Indiana University has made the decision to ban athletes from playing on their teams if they have a record of domestic violence or sexual assault.

The state of Maryland has changed a law requiring victims of sexual assault to prove that they had physically resisted.  It states that there is no need for survivors to prove they resisted physically to show that a crime has occurred.

Another ex-member of the Vanderbilt University football team has been found guilty in the rape trial of an unconscious female student.  The attack was filmed and multiple football team members are on trial.  Brandon Banks will be charged with aggravated rape and aggravated sexual assault and battery.

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