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Proposed bill to require campus police to report sexual assault to commonwealth attorney

Virginia Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn has proposed a bill which will require university campus police to report sexual assault cases to their local commonwealth attorney within 48 hours. House Bill 1343 is intended to increase prosecution of sexual assaults that take place on college campuses. Filler-Corn held a press conference Tuesday to promote the bill. READ MORE

Joe Morrissey sworn in amid controversy

Del. Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) was sworn into the Virginia House of Delegates this week after resigning his position last month following a sex scandal with an underage girl. In his most recent campaign, Morrissey ran as an Independent and defeated both Democrat Kevin Sullivan and Republican Matt Walton. He garnered 42 percent of the total votes, while Sullivan and Walton totaled 33 percent and 24 percent of the total votes, respectively. READ MORE

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