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Jerry Sandusky Trial Leads to Rise in Calls to National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

In a story about sentencing of ex- Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, the Los Angeles Times reports:

 

“Since the Sandusky story first broke, usage of RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline has increased 47%, as thousands of survivors have come forward for the first time.

 

'Now that Sandusky will be locked up and unable to harm more children, our hope is that even more survivors will take their first steps towards recovery — with the confidence that their family, friends and community will believe them and support them,' said Scott Berkowitz, president and founder of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, which describes itself as the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization."

 

Here are two RAINN Public Service Advisory about the National Sexual Assault Hotline featuring Actors Callie Thorne and Mehcad Brooks from USA show Necessary Roughness: