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By Dane Osen
Felonious Monk 

New Protections for Victims


Governor Steve Bullock signed four bills on July 10 aimed to better protect victims of sexual assault. Senate Bills 22 and 26, sponsored by Senator Sue Malek and SBs 29 and 30, sponsored by Senator Diane Sands, provide a process for terminating rights of parents who committed rape, as well as making revisions to the requirements of registeration for sexual and violent offenses. Also accomplished was the elimination of the requirement that sexual assault involve force for it to legally be defined as rape, and an increased statute of limitations from 10 to 20 years for sex crimes committed ag...

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