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Prosecutor Speaks to Northwest Students on Sexual Assault Prevention

Students at northwest were learning ways to help in the fight against sexual assault.
(MARYVILLE, Mo.) Students at northwest were learning ways to help in the fight against sexual assault Thursday.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker addressed the importance of speaking up in the event of a sexual assault case.

Her theme. 'break the silence,' focused on ways to support victims, and what someone can do if they witness a sexual assault. Peters-Baker said she wants to see a change and hopes her message will spread throughout communities.

"I want to have an environment where [victims] are safe to report crimes that have occurred against them, and I want others to know how to best support them; how can they step in and lend support to a victim."

Peters-Baker has dealt with many sexual assault cases, including being appointed a special prosecutor in a controversial sexual assault case in Maryville.


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