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Sexual abuse victims empower themselves through stories

Published: 3/31/2012 Daily Herald By Christopher Placek As a freshman in college, happy to be away from home, Shannon trusted everyone around her. Why? “Because I had no reason not to,” she said. But she now admits she failed to see the red flags. One night she went back to a guy’s room — someone […]

Impact of sexual assault enormous

Published: 4/6/2008 Daily Herald April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Why do we want to make you aware of this? It’s because, unfortunately, sexual assault is more widespread today than heart disease. In a 2003 National Victims of Crime report, “it is estimated that 13.4 percent of adult women have been victims of […]