You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.
Advertisement

Ohio attorney general announces help for sexual assault victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s attorney general is announcing new efforts to help victims of sexual assault, saying services for victims are lacking in the state.

Lawmakers at a news conference being held today by Mike DeWine also are expected to announce legislation to create a rape crisis program trust fund.

DeWine says a recently completed survey begun in May of last year found that 52 of Ohio’s 88 counties do not offer comprehensive, direct services for sexual assault victims.

The announcement comes a few days after a judge convicted two high school football players of raping a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville last summer.

DeWine said after the verdict that the problem is not limited to Steubenville, with sexual assaults happening every weekend across the country.

Advertisement