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A New Bill for Sexual Assault Survivors?

By Jennifer Eppinger Published March 23, 2016

According to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey, an average of 293,066 individuals (age 12 or older) become victims of rape and sexual assault each year. Put in other words, every 107 seconds, less than two minutes, another American is either raped or sexually assaulted. Unfortunately, these victims often have a difficult decision to make: to report or not to report.