Local women take a stand against sexual assault

From the Italian Supreme Court to the San Jacinto Valley Photos by Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley ChroniclePeople hung t-shirts with messages on the MSJC campus to take a stand against sexual assault and bring awareness to its pervasiveness. ■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Reporter In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the 18-year old victim was wearing a pair of jeans. The perpetrator, a married 45-year old driving instructor, took the victim to an isolated road where he pulled her out of the car and forcibly raped her. The victim told her parents and she pressed charges. The perpetrator was convicted of rape and sentenced to

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