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U of I enacts sex abuse policies

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:14:25 CDT
By: AP

The University of Illinois has enacted new policies after the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University. School officials say all employees and students will be required to complete sexual harassment training. Also any employee who has regular contact with minors will be subject to a criminal background check. The university must also keep records of all events that involve minors, like sports camps. The rules apply to all university campuses and facilities. The policies were reviewed during a board of trustees committee meeting. A university-wide task force developed them. State law will soon require all university employees to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect. Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced this month for sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15 years.

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