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Few Sex Crimes Prosecuted in So. IL

70% of cases never made it to court


Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (L) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) hold a briefing with reporters at the U.S. Capitol February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Both former prosecutors, the senators talked to reporters ahead of a potential renewed Senate floor debate over additional measures to curb rapes and sexual assaults in the military. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. McCaskill Hosts First Roundtable on Campus Sexual Assaults

Monday’s event focused on the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act).


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Sen. McCaskill Surveying Reporting of Campus Sexual Assaults

The senator will survey 350 schools to learn how crimes are reported & investigated, how students are notified about services, and to gauge effectiveness of federal oversight and enforcement


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Drug Dealers Switching to Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is on the rise, and St. Louis County Police think they know why.


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Commission: Remove Juveniles from Sex Registries

Requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders impairs rehabilitation efforts for a crime that very few of them ever commit again, according to a study released Tuesday.


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Sex Traffickers Find Victims on Facebook

St. Louis-based Crisis Aid provides rehabilitation to victims of sex trafficking.


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Bill Aims to Reduce Sex Trafficking

A Missouri congresswoman was in St. Louis introducing the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation bill, aimed at reducing sex trafficking.


St. Louis Man Gets Nearly 5 Years for Sex Trafficking

Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Barry Wimberly of Hazelwood, Mo., pleaded guilty in December to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution.


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Man Convicted of Forcing Teens into Prostitution

A Chicago man has been convicted of several federal charges for forcing two teenage girls into prostitution.


File photo of a jail cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Nixon Looking At Lengthening Sentences For Sex Offenders

Opponents concerned about increasing costs to taxpayers.




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