Missouri University system changes policy on reporting sex crimes

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COLUMBIA, MO (KPLR) – The University of Missouri announces changes in the way it reports sexual crimes. Employees must now report cases of violence against students to the proper school authority.

The order does not include those who legally have to maintain confidentiality, like medical or legal counsel.

A report coming out this week by an independent counsel will look at how the university handled the case of Sasha Menu Courey.

She was a scholarship swimmer who took her own life after an alleged rape.

The university maintains it did not learn of the sexual assault until after her death.