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Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

College female students less likely to report sexual assault

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Are our Texas college campuses safe for your daughters? According to a report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, when it comes to rape and sexual assault of females, the highest number of crimes occurred with 18 to 24- year-old victims. This age group includes our college-age daughters, as well as nonstudents. The… Read More »

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Victims of sexual assault may suffer years of anguish

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We know that Dallas, Texas, is the not the only city with sexual abuse victims; it is widespread in our nation. But what many people who have never suffered through a sexual assault, a physical molestation or other kind of physical abuse may not understand is the severe emotional issues that can follow these… Read More »

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Sexual assault: Public official accused of abuse of relative

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In Dallas and most cities across our nation, our public officials are held to high standards. Most people look up to our public officials with a certain respect and appreciation for the protection they provide. That includes policemen, firefighters, military troops, judges and others. It is a very unsettling feeling when accusations are made… Read More »

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Sexual assault verdict appealed by Kaufman man

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No one should have to suffer sexual abuse or physical abuse at the hands of someone else. Crimes against one’s person can have lasting effects on a person and may result in not only physical suffering but mental suffering. Depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental symptoms can plague a victim for life. A 48-year-old… Read More »

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Texas police recruit charged over conduct with teen girl at camp

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A 23-year-old man who was set to start training at the Odessa police academy this month is instead facing federal charges stemming from his relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The two were both working at a summer camp for underprivileged children run by the Police Athletic League. He was working at the camp, as… Read More »

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Texas man sentenced for child sexual abuse

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Sexually molesting a child, in many people’s opinion, is one of the most hideous crimes one can commit. A child is innocent, and rather coerced or forced into sexual acts, a child molester has stolen that child’s innocence, which can have lasting effects on the child, physically, emotionally and mentally. A judge recently handed… Read More »

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DNA links Travis County Jail inmate to sexual assault

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Austin police were able to use DNA evidence to charge a Travis County Jail inmate with aggravated sexual assault of a child in an incident that occurred last July. The 21-year-old inmate was already incarcerated on unrelated charges when police learned that his DNA was a match for evidence that was collected from a… Read More »

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Extradition under way for teacher accused of Texas sex crime

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According to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, more than 90 percent of child sex crime victims know their attackers. Federal officials estimate that up to 47 percent of child sexual assault perpetrators are family members; the rest are strangers or trusted individuals like coaches or teachers. "Grooming" can be a significant part of the… Read More »

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Texas teacher gets 20-year prison term for student sex crimes

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Compensation cannot overcome injuries caused by a sexual predator’s attack. Financial relief is as close as Texas civil courts get to providing comfort to victims of child sexual abuse. The money helps victims of sexual assault afford short- and long-term treatment for trauma associated with sex crimes. Child sexual predators are liable for the… Read More »

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Woman accused ex-school police officer with Pharr sex crime

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A man who was responsible for the protection of school children and enforcement of immigration laws has been charged with a serious sex crime. The ex-Border Patrol agent and South Texas school security officer has been accused of the long-term sexual assault of a minor. The sexual abuse allegedly took place starting a decade-and-a-half… Read More »

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