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Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

Protesters stand in solidarity with rape victims on the campus of Brigham Young University during a sexual assault awareness demonstration Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Provo, Utah. BYU students who say they were sexually assaulted are finding themselves under investigation for possible violations of the Mormon school's honor code against sex and drinking. BYU says it will re-evaluate the practice. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
Protesters stand in solidarity with rape victims on the campus of Brigham Young University during a sexual assault awareness demonstration Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Provo, Utah. BYU students who say they were sexually assaulted are finding themselves under investigation for possible violations of the Mormon school's honor code against sex and drinking. BYU says it will re-evaluate the practice. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault. After a student was allegedly raped off campus by a non-student, she reported the incident to the Provo police. Then she was later summoned by a BYU official to respond to charges she had violated the school’s honor code, which requires students to be chaste. Salt Lake Tribune reporter Erin Alberty speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

Guest

  • Erin Alberty, justice and safety reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune.

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