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University officials in Pennsylvania, elsewhere work to curb sexual assault

When parents send their daughters to colleges and universities across the state, they usually hope for the best. Due in part to the partying culture of some universities, sexual assault has become common at universities in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country.

University leaders in Pennsylvania and neighboring states are working to reduce the incidence of sex crimes, and to encourage victims to report them. Through new programs, university leaders are warning incoming freshman students of the dangers of walking alone at night, especially on university campuses that are located in large cities.

Unfortunately, some sexual assault cases go unreported. Although it is estimated that about 20 percent of female college students are sexually assaulted at some point in their college career, only about half of the victims report the incident to the authorities. It is possible that when alcohol is involved, victims are less likely to report the incident because they were consuming alcohol illegally.

If these university programs are successful, more offenders may be prosecuted. However, they may also have other positive consequences. By bringing more sexual assault cases to light, people who commit these crimes may be encouraged to seek treatment for any problems or addictions that lead them to such behavior.

Sex crimes such as sexual assault and statuary rape typically come with severe penalties that can have a long-term impact on a person’s life. For this reason, it is important for anyone who is facing sex crime charges to seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible.

Source: Courier-Post, “Schools launch programs to battle sexual assault,” Carly Q. Romalino, March 24, 2014

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