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4:41 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Indiana Legislative Panel Urged to Take Action Against Sex Assaults on Teen Girls

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.

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