Letters to the Editor

March 10, 2015

Dear Editor:

Many of us, myself included, would like to believe that sexual assault is not going to happen to someone we love or to ourselves. However, with statistics of 1 in 4 women and 1 in 33 men becoming a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime, I know that it has already happened to someone I know and someone you know.

What does a victim of sexual assault look like? Look in the mirror, look at your parents, look at your spouse, look at your girlfriend/boyfriend, look at your children or look at your friends and what you will find is a portrait of someone who may be or become a victim of sexual assault. Sexual assault knows no bounds. It can happen to anyone. The employees of Cumberland River Victims’ Services, your local rape crisis center, have provided services to victims who are males, females, college educated, functionally illiterate, poor, wealthy, and who have ranged in age from three to ninety.

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