12/19/13 Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge The East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies issued an additional warrant last week to a teen accused of standing watch outside a high school bathroom while another boy raped a teen girl. After the incident, the victim says the three walked out of the stall and other boys began grabbing her… Read More

12/11/13 Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge 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.… Read More

Child sexual abuse victims need our support, not blame

Written by Racheal Hebert, LMSW Executive Director at STAR According to local news sources, last week five men and one woman were arrested in connection to the multiple rapes of a 12-year-old girl in Port Allen, LA.  WBRZ reported that Ivy Martin, a registered sex offender, began raping the young girl after a period of grooming, where… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News STAR’s Executive Director appointed to LA Women’s State Commission  RACHEAL Hebert, our Executive Director here at STAR, was appointed to the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  In the past, the Commission’s Report to the Governor has not reported on the impact of sexual violence on Louisiana women because… Read More

Blog Submission Guidelines

If anyone in our community of Baton Rouge is interested in submitting a post to our blog, please see below for our submission guidelines:   All guest posts must be related to STAR’s mission and/or vision. Mission: To provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta said Tuesday that his wife has withdrawn a sexual assault complaint against him, a day after State Police revealed they are investigating an allegation against the first-term parish leader.  See more here. Man from Baker kidnaps, rapes and robs a woman at knife point on Friday,… Read More