Rape Cases Still A Tough Sell For Many Juries

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A California college student who says her boyfriend assaulted her cannot accept a district attorney's decision not to prosecute, says the Los Angeles Times. "It's frustrating to hear someone say, 'I know he raped you, but we can't prove it,' " said the woman. "I felt like he was getting away with it." Rape experts say her experience is typical for sexual assault victims who must endure both the crime and the notion that a jury might not believe them. In May, a jury issued not-guilty verdicts on some charges and deadlocked on others against three . . .

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