State Rep. Hale delivers startling report involving sexual assaults of kids
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:39pm
Alarming numbers involving sexual assaults involving children in Indiana: State Rep. Christina Hale testified before the Criminal Law And Sentencing Policy Study Committee at the Statehouse. She cited Centers for Disease Control figures that show Indiana leads the nation in reported sexual assaults involving girls. Hale says 17.3 percent of Indiana girls in grades nine through 12 say they‘ve been raped. The national average is 10.5 percent. Hale says more boys are also impacted, but those cases are likely under-reported.