(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
A public rally to encourage people to boldly speak out when they suspect a
child is being sexually abused was held Thursday, April 18, outside the
downtown Courthouse. From left are: Safe Harbor Executive Director Donna
Koester, Newport Police Department Chief Maurice Shults, and District
Attorney General Jimmy Dunn.
|Published: 8:34 PM, 04/19/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The secrecy of sexual abuse of children must end,
officials said at a rally for openness held Thursday, April 18, at the downtown
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, so Safe Harbor
Child Advocacy Center thanked public officials investigating cases of abuse and
rescuing the victims of it.
As speakers took turns addressing a small crowd, they
stood next to a stand-up banner describing Safe Harbor as "dedicated to
serving children who are victims of severe neglect, physical and sexual abuse,
through prevention, education, and intervention."
Tiny blue metal ribbons were handed out for those present
to pin to their suits or shirts, in support of children who are abused.
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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