Washington State Paper Names Sex-Assault Victims

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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001368134_naming03m.html The Shelton-Mason County Journal in Washington State prides itself on reporting every detail of community life--including the naming of complainants, even if they are children, in all sexual-assault trials, the Seattle Times says. The newspaper, circulation 9,300, may be only one in the nation that regularly names accused and accuser in sexual-assault cases. After community protests, stories of victims' anguish over the publicity and an unending stream of letters to the editor, the Yimes says . . .

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