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Obama Makes Moves To Combat Sexual Assault In College

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WLNS) - President Barack Obama is making moves to combat sexual assult on college campuses.

A new White House report says no one in America is more at risk of being raped or assaulted than women in college. The report says 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted at college, but that only 12 percent of student victims report it.

President Obama says sexual assault should not be tolerated in the United States because it is an affront to basic decency and humanity.

"Sexual violence is more than just a crime against individuals, it threatens our families, it threatens our communities, and ultimately it threatens the entire country. It tears apart the fabric of our communities," said President Obama.

Obama is giving the task force 90 days to come up with recommendations.

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