Sexual assault reports increase in Yuma County

YUMA COUNTY, Ariz. - Congresswoman Jackie Speier has joined the #MeToo movement in hopes to get congresswomen in the conversation as well and have them speak out about their experiences. 

Often times, because the victim is embarrassed, they tend to keep quiet says Director of Amberly's Place, Diane Umphress.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier shares her experience online, through Twitter and Facebook bravely. 

In an interview with Politico, Speier shared that the Capitol Hill office that handles these complaints is rigged often times in favor of the institution and the members.

That can no longer be tolerated.

In Yuma County, Amberly's Place is working every day to ensure that these victims get the help that they need. 

112% of those victims have now reported their experiences.

Join us at 4 p.m. on KSWT, for the report. 

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