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Rape crisis center helps victims heal

The arrest of a suspect for a 2008 rape that occured in Haile Plantation in southwest Gainesville is not the end of the case. Authorities are trying to make sure Andrew Payne returns to Alachua County to stand trial.  But even when that’s over, for the victim, it doesn’t mean …

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Sexual Assault Victims are Painting a Path to Recovery

Some victims of sexual assault are using a unique art form to find a way to heal.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports during sexual assault awareness month a local art exhibit is showcasing a medium sexual assault victims can use on their road to recovery. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SurvivorsArtNickelleSmith4052012.mp3] The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime …

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FDLE investigating Levy County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant

A Levy County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant has been transferred to the Bradford County jail under allegations of sexual assault. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Public Information Officer Kristi Gordon says the FDLE has taken over the investigation. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Gordon2.mp3] Levy County Sheriff’s Office Major Evan Sullivan says Lieutenant Zachary Knight was …

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Long road ahead for assault victims

With the suspect in five sexual assaults around Marion County and Gainesville under arrest, the road to recovery is just beginning for victims.  Alachua County Victim Services Project Coordinator Laura Kalt says it is important for victims to have a supportive group of friends who will listen without judgment. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/KALT8.mp3] …

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