Sexual Assault Becomes a Priority

IT’S NOT A NEW PROBLEM, BUT IT IS GETTING A LOT MORE ATTENTION. IT’S SEXUAL ASSAULT AND IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 25 PERCENT OF THE WOMEN IN NEW MEXICO WILL EXPERIENCE IT AT SOME POINT DURING THEIR LIVES.

RIO RANCHO POLICE OFFICER GLORIA MARCOTT ALSO IS A SELF DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR. SHE TELLS NEWS RADIO KKOB IT’S ABOUT TIME MORE WOMEN HAVE COME FORWARD WITH STORIES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. SHE SAYS OVER 17 MILLION HAVE REPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULT SINCE 1998.

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH.

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