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Nebraska could provide advocates for sex assault survivors

Would create sex assault survivor bill of rights
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Posted at 4:59 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 18:01:05-05

LINCOLN, Neb. — People who are sexually assaulted could a personal advocate to help them through the aftermath under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.

Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval Tuesday on a 41-0 vote. It would create a sexual assault survivor's bill of rights, giving survivors the right to have an advocate of their choosing present during medical exams and legal depositions.

Survivors could also be interviewed by a law enforcement officer of the gender they choose.

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