Astorino pushes to change how colleges address sex assaults

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino wants lawmakers in Albany to adopt a plan to change how college campus sexual assaults are handled.

Astorino says he wants lawmakers in Albany to adopt a four-point plan that would make it mandatory to report the allegations to police. Astorino also called for independent victims' advocates, free training for police and a victim's bill of rights.

The county executive wants his ideas incorporated into the Enough is Enough bill currently being debated up in Albany.
 
Sarah Tubbs says if this plan was previously in place, it may have given her justice. Tubbs says she was sexually assaulted at Stony Brook University in January 2014. The 22-year-old Montrose student says school officials poorly handled the attack. She says after campus police asked her how tight her jeans were, she was forced to personally prosecute her attacker at a school hearing. Her attacker was cleared of any wrongdoing by Stony Brook University. Tubbs is now suing the university.

 

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