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