Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, is worried the loophole creates a barrier for victims.
An Indianapolis legislator says she'll introduce a bill in the 2016 session that would make consent a required part of the state’s sex-ed curriculum.
Some lawmakers question whether some of those topics – including Indiana’s sexual assault crisis – will get the attention they need.
A Brown County judge will wait until jury selection to decide if Daniel Messel's trial will be relocated; Rep. Christina Hale won't run for U.S. Senate in 2016.
There will likely be several new bills when the General Assembly reconvenes next year dealing with sexual assault.
College, state and federal leaders say there needs to be more uniformity among state and federal laws to help reduce sexual assault among college students.
The bill includes an expansion of the Lifeline law and seeks to study Indiana's high rate of sexual assault.
The proposal would require Indiana study the factors causing the state's high rate of sexual assault.
The rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in Indiana is 17.3 percent, compared to the national average of 10.5 percent.