In #MeToo Era, More Texans Coming Forward About Sexual Violence

In Tarrant County, one hospital has seen a 9 percent increase in patients seeking treatment and assistance for sexual assault.

By Christopher ConnellySeptember 6, 2018 1:15 pm| , , , ,

From KERA:

In Texas, organizations that work with victims of sexual violence are seeing more women and men coming forward to report assaults this year.

One Tarrant County group has seen a nine percent increase in calls from victims since January. It’s not entirely clear what is behind the trend, but the increased demand for services for sexual assault survivors comes as sexual harassment and violence have made national headlines.

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