When Margaux learned that the college ruling meant she'd still have to attend university with her assailant, she dropped out of school. Beth Rooney/Aurora for NPR hide caption

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Margaux's parents were shocked at how few options there were for their daughter to prosecute the man who sexually assaulted her. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Laura Dunn in 2003, a year before the incident that changed her life. Courtesy Laura Dunn hide caption

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