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Assignment: Radio March 29th, 2015

Mar 29, 2015
Jay Chilton

Sexual assault awareness month is just a few days away. Assignment: Radio’s Lydia Theban, Pamela Ortega, ECU’s Lisa Laxton and I found out that sexual violence touches the lives of people here in our community. Sexual assault prevention programs, personal stories and successes make up this weeks Assignment: Radio.

Oklahoma State Capitol
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A proposal to force certain sex offenders in Oklahoma to undergo chemical castration as a condition of release from prison has failed in a state Senate committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-4 on Tuesday against the bill by Republican Sen. Mark Allen of Spiro.

Since this week is a deadline for bills to emerge from committee, the measure is likely dead for the session.

In September 2006, Weaver was appointed Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control where he is currently serving his 26th year as a Commissioned law enforcement Agent.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control

Oklahoma's top narcotics enforcer says human trafficking has become more profitable than drug trafficking and that many drug dealers now traffic in young people for sexual exploitation.

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Control Director Darrell Weaver made the comments Wednesday during a legislative study of child trafficking crimes and services available to victims.

Dr. Laura Boyd, a public policy and government relations consultant and a former state representative, told lawmakers progress in this field starts with changing the way human trafficking crimes are perceived and modifying current legislation in Oklahoma.