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      D.C. forum to focus on sexual assault

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice are participating in a town hall-style event to draw attention to the problems of sexual assault.

      The forum will be held Friday afternoon at the Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington. It's part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

      The speakers will focus with students on healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention and early intervention.

      Among those scheduled to attend are Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli, Principal Assistant U.S. Attorney Vincent Cohen Jr., and Susan Carbon, the director of the Office on Violence Against Women.