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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Child sexual assault victims have a new safe home for forensic exams

 

Last updated 6/20/2018 at 3:53pm

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San Jacinto Police officers Kevin Farag and Mike McQueeny hear Center Against Sexual Assault advocacy service coordinator Terri Hardy at the computer and Benjamin Worthen, CASA Southwest Riverside County board member, explain how the newly opened Sexual Assault Response Team safe house in Hemet will help in child sexual assault forensic exams and be a place for officers gather information on the cases.

Victims of sexual assault from the Hemet and San Jacinto Valley, while under police protection, and with the assistance of Center Against Sexual Assault of Southwest Riverside County-trained advocate and a forensic nurse, will have a new, safe, secure and comfortable location during a traumatic time.

The new location of the Sexual Assault Response Team program is a collaboration of law enforcement, forensic nurses, advocates and the legal system all working together to assist victims and seek prosecution of perpetrators. The SART house will be operated under the direction of CASA.

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