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New special victims’ counsel to assist victims of sexual assault

Capt. Peter Williams serves as the Special Victims' Counsel for the Minnesota National Guard. In this new position, Williams will be able to provide assistance to victims of sexual assault.



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This work, New special victims’ counsel to assist victims of sexual assault, by SFC Blair Heusdens, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.03.2013

Date Posted:12.05.2013 14:43

Photo ID:1066492

VIRIN:131203-Z-ZC950-001

Resolution:4500x2996

Size:5.94 MB

Location:SAINT PAUL, MN, US

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