Indiana state lawmakers are being urged to find ways to better protect the state’s young people against sexual assaults, particularly teenage girls.
A legislative panel heard from several experts about the problem today.
The Centers for Disease Control says just over 17 percent of Indiana girls in grades 9 to 12 have reported being raped. The national average is 10-and-a-half percent.
Therapist Malia Crosby, who was sexually assaulted when she was 16, says those numbers are probably low because many young people are reluctant to report such crimes.