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Prosecuting non-Natives for sexual assault on reservations

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Native American women are two and a half times more likely than their peers to experience sexual assault. Often the perpetrators aren't Native Americans, and because of a legal loophole, perpetrators have been able to get away with it. Now a new federal law gives tribal courts the ability to bring those perpetrators to justice. Stephen Fee updates this report that first aired in November 2014.