April Declared Sexual Assault Awareness Month In Oklahoma

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 1:07 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma leaders are trying to prevent sexual assault crimes and domestic violence in the state.

Statistics showed 60 percent of sexual assaults in Oklahoma go unreported every year. That's why Attorney General Scott Pruitt declared April Sexual Assault Awareness month.

One rape victim shared her story during a news conference on Monday.

"I was floored at how many people asked, 'Well, why did you go to the police department?' Most people don't report. As I've gone on and grown in my life, come to find out all of my close girlfriends only two were not victims of sexual assault or domestic violence, and I was the only one to report it," said Jenna Scully, sexual assault victim.

There is a 24-hour hotline where anyone can call and get help at 1-800-522-SAFE (7233).