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New NJ law makes it easier for rape victims to get restraining orders

An estimated 300 survivors per year will pursue these protective orders.

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John L. Leone (Toms River PD)
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Brick Township molestation suspect charged in Toms River

A Brick Township man suspected of sexually abusing a youngster is charged in Toms River.

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Reported rapes in NJ up 32 percent — but many victims still won’t come forward

A New Jersey expert on sexual assault says stigma among victims 'still very real and very prevalent.'

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How a smartphone app can help rape victims too traumatized to call police

Victims of sexual assault who are too traumatized to immediately go to police now have a tool that can allow them to later help investigators...

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NJ’s K-12 schools are not immune to sexual violence

Sexual violence is a hot topic, as well as a problem, on college campuses everywhere, but it's not an issue that just magically appears after high school graduation.

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Law takes aim at sexual assaults on college campuses

Legislation has been signed into law that aims to prevent sexual assaults on New Jersey college campuses and improve how colleges respond when these incidents take place.

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Preventing sexual assault on college campuses

By now every college student is back for the fall semester. Chances are that many of them don’t know sexual violence on campus is a major issue. The New Jersey Legislature is trying to address it by moving to create a state task force to study the problem and make suggestions about how to prevent sexual violence on campus.

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For NJ’s domestic violence centers, reaching the community is key

Years ago, violent domestic attacks and sexual assaults were taboo beyond the doors of victims' homes. That's not the case anymore, and New Jersey is working to bring these victims forward -- if not publicly, then to one of several safe havens across the state, where confidentiality and support help give the victims a voice.

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Suspected child abuser arrested in Lakewood

The probe of a sexual attack against a 14-year-old girl leads investigators to a Lakewood man 10 years her senior.

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Guilty plea in Lakewood child sex assault case

A suspected child predator from Lakewood pleads guilty to aggravated sexual assault and awaits sentencing.

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