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.