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OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL

Sexual assault cases that have gone unsolved in Akron will receive more attention thanks to a nearly $2 million grant.

The funding supports the Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, a collaborative effort meant to provide the resources and training needed to better handle assault cases.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh says the grant will allow her office to review cases and charge people more quickly.

Summit County Prosecutor Launches Sexual Assault Victim Awareness Campaign

Apr 3, 2019
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START BY BELIEVING

The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office is participating in a national campaign to change the way people treat sexual assault victims.

The program is called “Start By Believing.”

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said the local campaign aims to discourage victim blaming, as well as educate the community on how to properly respond to and support victims.

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