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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 1, 2104 — A sexual assault is one of the most terrifying events that can occur in anyone’s life, and the statistics are staggering.

According to statistics from oneinfourusa.org, one in four college women report surviving a rape or an attempted rape since their 14th birthday.

A staggering 20 percent of women reportedly answered yes to the question, "In your lifetime have you been forced to submit to sexual intercourse against your will?" Thus, one in five college women say they’ve been raped at some point in her lifetime.

A survey of high school students revealed nearly the same results. According to that survey one in five women had experienced forced sex — rape. Half of these girls told no one about the incident.

For the full Editorial, read the April 1, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.


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