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Society fails when victims of sexual assault are stigmatized

Updated: October 19, 2013, 10:11 AM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Another story about rape and football.

Two girls say they're raped in small town Missouri. Felony charges are leveled against a high school football player, then dropped. Under what influence? One juvenile offender is convicted on a lesser charge. The social media bullying begins. Local authorities shrug as the victim is run out of town. Or attempts suicide. Months later, the whole rotten story appears in the Kansas City Star, and under even greater political pressure those authorities ...

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