Open Arms Sees Increase In Number Of Sexual Assault Reports

10/4/18 – 5:16 A.M.

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services in Findlay has seen an uptick in the number of sexual assaults reported this year. Executive director Ashley Ritz says they’ve seen a 25 percent increase in calls compared to this time 2017. Ritz adds there was a 54 percent jump in calls in September alone.

Last week’s hearings related to Judge Brett Kavanaugh did not seem to drive more reports. Ritz says while September was busy, there wasn’t an increase in calls to their hotline last week.

Open Arms’ hotline is available 24 hours a day and is confidential. The number is 419-422-4766.

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