Sexual assaults on campus under national scrutiny

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Two separate, alleged sexual assaults on the Missouri State University campus — on March 30 and April 4 — come at a time when the rape and sexual assault of women on college campuses has come under national scrutiny, in part from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

"There are young women that are victimized every day, every hour, at a college campus somewhere," McCaskill told the News-Leader on Thursday. "Too often young women second-guess themselves. 'I should not have been drinking. I should not have been in his room. I did not know him well enough.'

"They do that instead of taking a clear look and realizing that they have a been a victim of a felony," McCaskill said. "You do not have to have perfect judgment to be a victim of a crime."

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