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Report details sex assault on La. public college campuses

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

A new report released by the Louisiana Board of Regents highlights sexual assaults on college campuses across Louisiana.

In July, state Sen. J.P. Morrell asked for information about sexual violence on public college campuses. According to the report, between 2009 and 2013 there were 22 sexual assaults reported and investigated on LSU's main campus. At UNO, five were reported and four investigated. And at Southeastern, 11 were reported, with nine investigated.

Mary Claire Landry with the New Orleans Family Justice Center said many victims of sexual assault don't come forward.

"We know it's a very underreported crime," she said. "I mean, probably, if there were 20 reported in a couple of years, it's probably five times that amount that probably actually happened."

In a response to the report, LSU President F. King Alexander pointed out that while LSU saw 22 reported cases over the course of four years, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which has a similar attendance number, saw 21 reported cases in 2012 alone.

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