Sexual Abuse

New Program Addresses Military Sexual Trauma Among Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Assistance launched a new program that aims to support women veterans, especially those who have experienced military sexual trauma.

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Spousal Sex Abuse Fully Criminalized, Marking ‘New Day’ For Survivors

Gov. Jim Justice signed a law on Friday eliminating marital exemptions for sex abuse. Advocates say the new law will help survivors pursue legal recourse for their experiences with spousal abuse.

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Lawmakers Close Marital Sexual Assault Loophole

Spouses can now be charged with marital sexual abuse against their partners after a bill to close the loophole in the law passed both chambers Friday.

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Senate Effort To Raise Indecent Exposure Penalties Causes House Confusion

Members of a House of Delegates committee expressed confusion over a bill modifying indecent exposure penalties in West Virginia, and had extensive debate over additional amendments to the bill.

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