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  • April 26, 2012 - 8:33am

    Child sexual abuse is prevalent in our society. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused or assaulted before they reach age 18. Abuse knows no bounds and occurs among all races, religions and socioeconomic levels. Many people find it shocking to learn that nine out of 10 times, the abuser is someone the child or teenager knows and trusts.

  • March 20, 2012 - 10:43pm

    Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that does not allow courtroom testimony from experts who could shed light on a victim’s behavior after sexual assault.
    Is that significant?
    Yes, it’s extremely significant, because it means that jurors don’t receive the information they need to make informed decisions in sexual assault cases. As a result, victims are at a disadvantage in Pennsylvania courtrooms.