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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Sacramento: Kyung Lah) A legal loophole in California on unmarried rape victims examined; details given of the case of Julio Morales, who raped a woman by impersonating her boyfriend and the 1872 law that led to his conviction being overturned. [Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network president Scott BERKOWITZ†- talks about the old rape law.] [California state assembly Katcho ACHADJIAN†- says he expected his bill to pass, but the senate never voted on it.] The other problem of prison overcrowding that has prevented action on the 1872 rape law noted. [State senator Joel Anderson's spokeswoman Jann TABER†- says ROCA was abused.[

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with California attorney general Kamala Harris† about the old rape law. [HARRIS - says we need to fix this law for justice for victims and rapists and the environment is different at this time so we can fix the problem of rape by fraud; comments on the state's changing position on imprisonment and prison population.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Lah, Kyung

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