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Have you checked the sex offender list for Glynn County?  This is an important list to look at any sex offender in the radius of your neighborhood or address that you enter.  Being vigilant and knowing who our neighbors are can protect our children and adults from repeat offenders.

Currently, there are 190 sex offenders in Brunswick, GA alone listed with the Glynn County Sheriffs Office. The Glynn County Sheriff’s Office offers safety tips and resource links to help prevent sexual abuse from happening and knowing who and how to report it.

There is also a Community Notification system that is available so you can be notified by e-mail when a sex offender registers a primary residential address that is near an address of interest to you.
According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, statistics show that every 98 seconds someone experiences sexual assault in America.  RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org and rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Even though the number of assaults have fallen since 1993, rapists are still getting away with their crime.  Most of the time it is because of the brainwashing they have done to their victims.  The victims are afraid or feel shamed and do not come forward.  They keep it a secret.

Only 6 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison.  As a society, we need to educate each other and our children on sexual assault and sexual violation, inappropriate behaviors and how to recognize a grooming process by a sexual predator.  We need to educate early with sexual abuse training and even sexual harassment training on the job.

Once society recognizes the techniques predators use, the predator will have nowhere to hide. Currently, they hide in our schools, churches and in the workplace.  They hide in our neighborhoods and even in our own homes or families.  Awareness and education will help create a safe place for our children to come forth and have the courage to tell someone what is happening.

Many times a rapist or sexual abuser/predator will threaten to hurt their victim or the victim’s family.  Telling our children that no matter what, no harm will come to them once the abuser is brought to justice, will help alleviate the fear and help our children feel courage.  Community support is imperative.

They say it takes a town to raise a child.  It’s time we pulled together as a society and raise our children in a place they can grow and thrive without the fear of being hurt from within the walls of their safe place.

How can I report the abuse?
  • If your child is in danger, don’t hesitate to call 911.
  • You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) to talk to someone from your local sexual assault service provider who is trained to help.
  • Call the Childhelp National Abuse Hotline at 800.4.A.CHILD(4454) any time, 24/7, to be connected with a trained volunteer who can help you through the process of reporting the crime.
  • You can learn more about mandatory reporting laws in your state by visiting RAINN’s State Law Database.

 

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