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Changes Needed for Sexual Assault Victims

A sexual assault survivor wants changes to Missouri law to further protect the privacy of rape victims. During a statewide sexual assault task force hearing, Julie Murray says public court documents show intimate details about survivors. She says only judges should see that information.

 

During the hearing, two attorneys say prosecutors or private attorneys should be responsible for keeping certain names out of public documents – not circuit court clerks. A 13-member state task force is working to recommend changes to the governor and Missouri Legislature to better serve sexual assault survivors.


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