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July 12, 2014

Official: Sex assault case ‘worst’ prosecuted

Local district attorney discusses indictment of Jacksonville man

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Facts about sexual assaults in Texas

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, incidents of sexual assault in 2012 involved 19,704 victims. Of these, the age group with the highest number of victims were in the 10- to 14-year-old bracket, followed by the 15-19 age group, then the 5-9 age group.  DPS's sex assault data is classified in six categories. In 2012, the agency reported that 44.8 percent of these offenses fell under sexual assault; 25.5 percent were indecency with a child by contact; 21.6 percent were aggravated sexual assault; 4.7 percent – indecency with a child by exposure; 2.5 percent continuous sexual abuse of a young child/children; and 0.9 percent sexual performance by

a child.

 

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