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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:25 PM

Spurred by USA Gymnastics scandal, senators roll out bill to reform the FBI's handling of child...

Spurred by USA Gymnastics scandal, senators roll out bill to reform the FBI's handling of child abuse victims

A bipartisan group of senators is introducing new legislation Thursday aimed at improving the way the FBI interacts with underage victims and witnesses in sex abuse and trafficking cases.

The Respect for Child Survivors Act is the latest effort by Congress to address the FBI’s failures in its handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.

The former USA Gymnastics doctor is serving decades in prison for abusing underage athletes over several years. The FBI knew about the allegations in 2015 but failed to act, allowing him to continue to prey on gymnasts and other minors for more than a year.

“It takes tremendous courage for young victims of sexual assault to tell their story and overcome the fear that they may not be taken seriously, may be ignored, or may be wrongfully blamed,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, one of the bill’s sponsors.

“To avoid re-traumatizing victims during the investigation process, it’s imperative we give these individuals the support they need to ensure survivors feel respected during the interview process and abusers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/spurred-usa-gymnastics-scandal-senators-roll-bill-reform-fbis-handling-rcna48913

Better late than never, I suppose.

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Thomas Hurt Sep 22 #1

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:36 PM

1. The Democrats get to actually govern with this bill, helping crime victims....

The christofascists get to toss this red meat to the Q whackjobs. "See we trying to stop the pedos!"

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