Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’

Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major change in the way American universities deal with campus sexual assault and harassment allegations in a move rights groups say could harm survivors. Ms DeVos has wants to add protections for those accused and limit situations in which schools would be required by law to investigate complaints brought forward by alleged victims, changes she said will treat both sides fairly. The requirements for investigation include only incidents which occurred on the universities’ campuses or property under the school’s authority and in those cases, only if the incident is reported to certain officials.



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