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Rape, alcohol and consent are under review by Minnesota sexual assault task force

 

November 14, 2018



A state task force on sexual assault is discussing changes to Minnesota’s laws on alcohol and consent that could have far-reaching implications for rape victims.

The changes could make it easier for prosecutors to win convictions in sexual assault cases by showing that a victim was too drunk to consent to sex — now considered a significant barrier to prosecuting rapists. Many sexual assaults involve drinking, and officers and prosecutors consider them the toughest cases.

http://www.startribune.com/rape-alcohol-and-consent-are-under-review-by-state-sexual-assault-task-force/500437262/

 

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