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New Legislative Bills To Address Loopholes In Sexual Assault Cases

Lawmakers are working on a bill to close loopholes in Illinois sexual assault laws. One measure is sponsored by State Representative Katie Stuart of Collinsville and is based on a case in another state where a young woman slept with a man pretending to be her boyfriend. The man was charged and later acquitted. Stuart says that shouldn’t happen.

 

 

Another legislative piece is sponsored by Arlington Heights representative Mark Walker.  One of his constituents was intoxicated and raped. Her attacker was never charged because she ingested the alcohol on her own.

 

 

Both bills passed the house and now await a vote in the Senate.

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