Attorney General Launches Sexual Assault Task Force

By: Kyle Fischer
By: Kyle Fischer

Attorney General Jon Bruning says he will create a task force to address issues relating to sexual assault victims.

Bruning says he got the idea to form the group when he heard the story of Heidi Wilke of Omaha, who was kidnapped, robbed and raped in January of 2002.

Wilke and her husband Jeff raised money to allow Omaha's Methodist Hospital to establish a facility where sexual assault victims are treated in a private setting by specially trained nurse examiners.

The Wilkes will serve on the task force with other volunteers and professionals representing various disciplines across the state.

The Task force will focus on medical examinations, law enforcement procedures, prosecution, and the courts and victim services.

The task force will first meet on May 27 in Lincoln.

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