Victim speaks out about horrors of sexual abuse

Victim speaks out about horrors of sexual abuse

POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 10:14am

In 2012, the Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas provided services to 228 sexual assault victims, both adults and children.

Rita, whose real name is not being used in this story in an attempt to protect her identity, was one of the 118 adult victims. She spoke to The Lufkin News in hopes that victims of sexual assault will seek out help.

It was about two years ago, but the images are still powerful enough to bring about tears of sadness and anger. Rita was beaten, robbed and raped in her Lufkin home. She’s convinced that her attacker, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty, scoped out her house in advance.

Read more at the Lufkin Daily News.

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