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State steps up efforts to make colleges more responsive to sexual assault allegations

Trauma can affect a person in many ways — including how a victim of sexual assault remembers what happened.

That issue will be explored at a training session — held Tuesday and Wednesday at Monroe Community College — for professionals who respond to those kinds of cases.

“Changing the approach and understanding that just because the victim doesn’t remember all the details in chronological order doesn’t mean it’s a false report,” said State Police Lt. Gary Kelly, who oversees a special unit of 12 senior investigators formed by the state’s 2015 “Enough is Enough” law as part of a stepped-up effort to address sexual assault.

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