Sexual Assault Legislation Gets New Life In General Assembly | News – Indiana Public Media

| February 20, 2014

Sexual Assault Legislation Gets New Life In General Assembly

By BRANDON SMITH, IPBS

Posted February 12, 2014

The proposal would require Indiana study the factors causing the state’s high rate of sexual assault.

Photo: Bill Shaw

Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, explains why an amendment that would mandate a study on sexual assault in Indiana should be added to a criminal code bill.

Creation of an extensive study examining Indiana’s high rate of sexual assault was revived in a House committee Wednesday after it failed to pass during the first half of the legislative session.

Centers for Disease Control statistics indicate that one in six girls in Indiana or about 17 percent are raped before they graduate high school.

Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, authored legislation this session requiring a thorough study of the problem but her bill didn’t get a hearing during the first half of the short session.

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