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Help for Sexual Abuse in Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A man accused of raping his daughter is in jail overseas.  Kenneth Freeman was arrested in Hong Kong.  Sexual assault advocates said most of the time victims of sexual abuse know their attackers.

According to R.A.I.N.N., a national sexual assault organization, 90 to 95 percent of victims know their offender.

Members of Sexual Assault Response Center, SARC said when cases like this recent on surface many other victims of sexual abuse might have flashbacks or memories of their attack. R.A.I.N.N. estimates that fewer 20 percent of rapes are actually reported.

SARC members said for many victims the toughest part is telling someone about the abuse.    

Terri Granados, an official from SARC said, "The number one reason for not reporting is fear, fear of the consequences, fear of getting into trouble, fear of getting the abuser in trouble because it is usually someone they know."

For help in dealing with sexual abuse in the Tri-Cities call--509-374-5391 or go to their website at www.sexualassaultresponsecenter.com

 

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