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U.S Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event on protecting students from sexual assault at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. During the event, Biden announced the release of the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House Joins Fight Against Campus Sexual Assaults

Washington task force announces what’s being done to further assist collegiate victims

04/29/2014

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2011 Child Molestation Trial Set To Begin

The trial of Daniel Hughes is scheduled to begin today after he entered a 9-year-old girl’s room at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton and allegedly sexually assaulted her in 2011.

04/21/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sen. McCaskill Conducting Survey on Campus Sexual Assault Reporting

McCaskill says she expects many colleges and universities are not taking sexual assault reporting as seriously as they should.

04/17/2014

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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

04/15/2014

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Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault

Jason Ehlers, 36, was a grade school teacher in the Triad District and a former teacher in Bethalto, as well as a one-time principal in the Southwestern Community School District.

04/14/2014

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Fingerprints Tie Ill. Man to 1997 Slaying

Wisconsin authorities have arrested a 36-year-old Illinois man after saying his fingerprints match those on a bag used to suffocate an teenage runaway 17 years ago.

04/08/2014

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Bill Would Keep Violent Offense Suspects Out of Schools

State Representative Jay Hoffman is proposing a bill that would prevent a student with a violent offense, out of school until the legal process is completed.

04/07/2014

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McCaskill Staff Surveying Colleges on Assaults

Sen. Claire McCaskill said her staff has been surveying colleges nationwide to see what protections against sexual attacks are in place and how the schools support assault victims.

03/21/2014

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St. Louis-Area Man Accused of Rape after Party

Floyd Duncan Jr. of Imperial is accused of sexually attacking a woman who authorities say he helped get home after she became intoxicated at a party.

03/20/2014

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Woman Who Faked Campus Assault No Longer a Student

Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis has dismissed a 21-year-old student who falsely claimed that she had been sexually assaulted on campus.

03/18/2014

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