In 2005, Beebe sent an apologetic letter to Liz Seccuro as part of the Alcoholics Anonymous program, confessing that he had assaulted her at a University of Virginia fraternity party. She later reported him, and he pled guilty to aggravated sexual battery. Seccuro was "shocked" to discover that Beebe would not have to serve his full time and that she wasn't asked to speak to the parole board, according to ABC News. "If Virginia is so very proud of the fact that there is no statute of limitations on rape, then the sentencing has to follow suit," she said.
Seccuro went public with her story in the hope that she would encourage other survivors to do the same. She founded STARS -- Sisters Together Assisting Rape Survivors -- to raise money for rape victims and their families.
2/27/2015 This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault - A bipartisan bill aimed at holding colleges and universities accountable for rape and sexual assault cases was introduced in Congress yesterday, spearheaded by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act. . . .
2/26/2015 If This Bill Passes Federal Law Will Add Consent to Sex Ed Curriculums - Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change with a new bill introduced by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA).
The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015, which was introduced earlier this month, would require all public secondary schools in the country to include teaching "safe relationship behavior" in order to help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. . . .