Group of state lawmakers propose legislation to protect sexual assault victims

Members of the state Assembly cite the overturning of Harvey Weinstein's sex crimes conviction for the legislative proposal.

News 12 Staff

May 10, 2024, 12:12 AM

Updated 14 days ago

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Some New York state lawmakers are proposing new legislation that would provide protection to sexual assault victims in court.
The legislation, co-sponsored by local representative Amy Paulin, would amend the criminal procedure to allow evidence of a defendant's prior sexual assault to be used as evidence in a sexual assault proceeding.
Members of the state Assembly cite the overturning of Harvey Weinstein's sex crimes conviction for the legislative proposal.


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