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Calif. Adds New Mandatory Sentences for Convicted Rapists

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday that imposes new mandatory sentences on some sexual assault offenders and expands the legal definition of rape, two issues that have been hotly debated since the case against former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner hit the national spotlight. The LA Times reports that the decision comes after heated […]
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