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ILLINOIS STATE SENATE DISTRICT 5: Van Pelt encourages anyone with information on rape referenced in confidential state communications to come forward

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By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2020

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Illinois State Senate District 5 issued the following announcement on Jan. 8.

Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D – Chicago) is calling for further action regarding an apparent rape cover-up revealed earlier today by a WBEZ article.

“The cover-up of such an egregious act is simply inexcusable. Everyone involved in mishandling this injustice should be held accountable. If you know anything about this, it is your duty to report it,” Van Pelt said.

The email was from 2012. There is no statute of limitations for charges of sexual assault in Illinois.

“Too often women don’t come forward because the appropriate actions are never taken. We should fight to make sure that doesn’t happen here. I urge anyone with information to come forward,” Van Pelt said.

Original source can be found here.

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