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Sexual Abuse and Assault

A graffiti-like artist drawing outside the One Safe Place family justice center in Fort Worth. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

‘One Safe Place’ Family Justice Center Officially Open

Victims of domestic violence in Tarrant County now have a new help resource. A family justice center, called One Safe Place, has opened and is offering a variety of services under one roof.

06/27/2012

A forensic scientist examines clothing for genetic material under an alternative light source in the Forensic Evidence section of a crime lab. (credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

Texas Victims Hope For Justice Amid Rape Kit Backlog

Texas rape victims offer support to women fighting for the testing of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits. According to some estimates, between 180,000 and 400,000 rape kits remain untested nationwide, despite DNA technology that can swiftly link rapists to crimes.

03/19/2012

Texas Health Presbyterian

Dallas Hospital Building Unit For Sexual Assault Victims

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is building a 3,000 square foot unit that will have space dedicated for the examination and protection of sexual assault victims.

06/26/2011

Amy Schilling, 33, is charged with sexual assault of a child. (Credit: Carrollton PD)

R.L. Turner Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault Of Child

A 33-year-old Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD teacher was charged with sexual assault of a child Friday, a spokesman said.

06/25/2011

(credit: AP Photo)

Assault Suspect Free After Bond Lowered By $1.2 Million

Maria Escamilla says she was brutally beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted by her ex-boyfriend Jose Arreola. And despite his bond initially being set at nearly $1.75 Million, he is now free after posting bail for less than one-third that amount.

04/20/2011