College sexual assault topic highlighted by Oscar nominee

By Gary Scott on March 1, 2016 at 8:29am

Sexual assaults on college campuses across the county was a focus during Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Vice President Joe Biden introduced Lady Gaga as she sang her Oscar-nominated song from the documentary The Hunting Ground, a movie about sexual assaults and the procedures on campuses.

Eric Feldman with our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20 has this story about how the problem is local.

Sexual Assaults Under-reported in Central Illinois

There has been little court activity regarding the suit filed against MacMurray College, other than the entry of appearances of attorneys for the school and the student alleged to have committed the assault, who the suit names as a respondent in discovery.