Legislative Panel Looks At Teen Sex Abuse Rate

November 1, 2013
By

Indiana lawmakers are going to review the high rate of teenage sexual assaults in the state. The goal is to seek better protection for children.

A legislative panel heard from several experts about the problem on Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control said just over 17 percent of girls in grades 9 to 12 have reported being raped. The national average is 10.5 percent.

Officials believe the number may be even higher because many victims never speak up.

Some said talking openly about the issue is a good way to make a change. Therapist Malia Crosby, who was sexually assaulted when she was 16, said the lack of public discussion about the issue makes it difficult for a teen to even understand if they were a victim of a sex crime.

“Sometimes sitting in that discomfort, you can make great strides. I think that’s kind of what we’re doing here. This is uncomfortable, but we can do great things from that,” Crosby said.

 

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Feb
10
Tue
11:00 am Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm
Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with your poetry. Requirements:  adequately represent Ripley County & contain a maximum of 40 lines  in any form. 3-5 entries will be chosen to be submitted into the Birthday Book. Dealine: April 1, at the Osgood Public Library.  
Feb
27
Fri
5:00 pm Millhousen Knights of St John Fi... @ Millhousen Knights of St. John
Millhousen Knights of St John Fi... @ Millhousen Knights of St. John
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm
All you can eat fish fry on ‘specific’ Fridays; February 27, March 13, March 27 and  April 3rd. Serving from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner includes: white fish, french fries, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. Adults $10, children (10-3) $4, under 2 are free. To Go Orders are available.  
Mar
6
Fri
5:00 pm Millhousen Knights of St John Fi... @ Millhousen Knights of St. John
Millhousen Knights of St John Fi... @ Millhousen Knights of St. John
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 8:30 pm
All you can eat fish fry on ‘specific’ Fridays; February 27, March 13, March 27 and  April 3rd. Serving from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner includes: white fish, french fries, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. Adults $10, children (10-3) $4, under 2 are free. To Go Orders are available.  

View Calendar