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State officials say every certified law enforcement agency in Kentucky has adopted sexual assault response policies. 

KY Attorney General, via Twitter @kyoag

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has created a Survivors Council to advise him on matters relating to victims of violent crime. 

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The University of Kentucky says it does not object to Attorney General Andy Beshear intervening in its lawsuit against the student newspaper.

A woman with 35 years of experience evaluating and treating adult sex offenders is leading training sessions throughout Kentucky.  One such program attracted well over 100 people Monday in Lexington.

Cory Jewell Jensen is with the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Oregon.  She spoke to those working in areas like law enforcement, school counseling, nursing and child protective services. 

Ryland Barton via Twitter, @RylandKY

Governor Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed legislation that requires all untested sexual assault examination kits to be sent to the Kentucky State Police crime lab by the beginning of next year.

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The fourth and final defendant in a Hopkinsville sexual assault case involving a minor has accepted a plea agreement. 

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Three defendants charged in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy at a house party in Hopkinsville two years ago have struck deals to testify against their alleged accomplice.

University Of Tennessee Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Jul 6, 2016

The University of Tennessee has reached a $2.48 million settlement with eight women who accused the school of mishandling sexual assault allegations against male student athletes. The federal lawsuit alleged the university violated Title IX regulations and fostered a "hostile sexual environment," listing incidents beginning in 1995.

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Kentucky State Police have arrested an employee of the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Lyon County for sexually assaulting an inmate. 

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General via Facebook

Advocates of survivors of sexual assault are hailing passage of the SAFE Act during the current Kentucky legislative session. The Sexual Assault Forensic Exam measure addresses a backlog of more than 3,000 untested rape kits and calls for more training and data collection.

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