In last week’s media update, there were many articles about several men being charged in the rape of a 12 year old girl in Port Allen. We’ve now learned that two of the men’s bail amounts were increased, see here.
In another article, we hear from Racheal Hebert, our executive director at STAR. She says that sexually abused children can feel confused and ashamed and fear retaliation:
“It is very inspiring to me that this young girl has come forward and is willing to talk about what happened,” Hebert said. “However, now we, as a community, need to be supportive of this child and make ourselves more aware of this terrible abuse that is happening to many more young girls and boys right here in our neighborhoods.”
A six-year-old was molested by another kindergartner at Audubon Elementary last week. See here.
A Louisiana-based police officer was arrested by State Police after an investigation revealed evidence that he sexually abused two juveniles. Click here to read more.
Baton Rouge police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl earlier this year. See here for more.
Jameis Winston not charged
When interviewed after a game about the investigation, Winston walked off ESPN interview after persistent questioning on rape investigation. See the video here.
Because football is a major moneymaker, many high profile football players accused of rape are protected by the community and aren’t charged, even going so far as to smear victims. See here for an article on many other cases similar to Winston’s over the last 40 years.
Love is Respect
Love is Respect is a 24-hour resource operated by the National Dating Abuse Helpline for young adults with questions about healthy dating.
See their website here.
See their videos below to see what healthy relationships are all about!