HARRISBURG (KDKA) – With the stroke of a pen, Governor Tom Wolf on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at making it easier to report sexual assaults on college campuses.
The new law gives colleges and universities a year to develop online, anonymous reporting systems to receive complaints about sex assaults from both students, and employees.READ MORE: Haunted Hills Hayride Reopens Friday Night With New Security Measures
Supporters say it’s the first law of its kind in the country.
“Too often, students are afraid to call police or other authorities if they are at a party because they’re going to be punished for violating an alcohol policy or a drug policy,” Gov. Wolf told a gathering of supporters at a bill signing ceremony in Harrisburg.READ MORE: Dr. Freddie Fu, World-Renowned UPMC Doctor, Dies At 70
Pittsburgh Police Monday released new surveillance video of a man described as a “person of interest” after a burglary and attempted sexual assault early last Friday morning in an Oakland apartment.
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Police Major Crime Cmdr. Victor Joseph told a late afternoon news conference “some help from the community is what we’re looking for from our community partners. The victim described the actor as a black male, 20 to 25 years old.”