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Evers signs bills to improve sexual assault kit process

Gov. Tony Evers on Monday signed bipartisan bills establishing a first-ever process for collecting and tracking sexual assault evidence kits, proposals that stalled for years over partisan bickering despite widespread support among law enforcement agencies, victims' advocates and others across Wisconsin.

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Assembly passes rape-kit bill, crime proposals

Assembly Republicans handed Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul another defeat Tuesday, approving a bill establishing testing protocols for sexual-assault-evidence kits after tacking on divisive provisions critics say are designed to ensure the proposal never becomes law.

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Army Reserve leaders accused of mishandling assault claims

Leaders of a U.S. Army Reserve unit that commands thousands of soldiers throughout the western United States have mishandled at least two sexual-assault complaints by not sending them to outside investigators, according to victims, their advocate and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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Lawsuit: Famed Jesuit abused boy 1,000 times around world

One day in May of 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his disabled sister were sitting on the curb outside a Chicago tavern, waiting for their mother to come out. When a priest with crinkly eyes and a ready smile happened by and offered the family a ride home, they could not have been happier.

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Assembly bill would require assault-kit testing within 90 days

The Wisconsin Department of Justice would have to test sexual-assault kits within 90 days of collecting them under a new state assembly bill. The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety met Thursday for an executive session and a public hearing on the proposal.

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Tougher child-porn penalties sought in Minn.

Minnesota’s county attorneys think a newly defined aggravating crime factor, child pornography with kids under age 13, should be treated more severely than the state’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission is contemplating.

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