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S.F. Limited-English Sexual Assault Victims Among the Most Ignored

By Julian Mark, Mission Local

Nearly three years have passed since Dora Mejia filed a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco that exposed the barriers many monolingual sexual assault victims experience when interacting with the San Francisco Police Department, but advocates say the problems still remain.

Mejia was arrested after her ex-partner sexually assaulted her in a Mission District apartment in 2014. He left the apartment, called the police, accused Mejia of attacking him. When officers arrived, they refused to offer her an interpreter, insisting that she use the best English she could.

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