Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April is sexual assault awareness month and Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson is reminding everyone that sexual assaults can happen anywhere and at any time.  During a press conference Tuesday, the mayor listed some alarming statistics.  Nationally, one in four girls and one in six boys will be the victim of a sexual assault before they turn 18.  She said victims are likely to be black as they are white.  Mayor Thompson formed a task force last year after several attacks in the city and says she wants to do all she can to help the victims.