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Two unrelated cases of reported rape in Clarion County

Clarion County, PA – Police are investigating two unrelated cases of rape in Clarion County.

An indecent assault was reported on Beatty Avenue in Knox Borough between two known juveniles on Feb. 6. The victim is listed as a 15-year-old girl.

In a separate case, a 30-year-old Parker woman came to the State Police Barracks in Clarion to report she had been the victim of unwanted sexual contact between Jan. 1 and 26 in Perry Township, Clarion County. The investigation continues.

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If you have been the victim of a sexual assault or other related crime, in addition to going to the police, you should know that there are also people who will listen and help at PASSAGEs.

PASSAGES provides counseling, legal advocacy, accompaniment to medical appointments/police interviews/hearings/trials, and a support system through their caring volunteers who help survivors of sexual violence and their families.

Although no one wants or ever expects to have to use PASSAGES’ services, it’s vital that those volunteers are there to walk survivors through the aftermath of intense circumstances.

Listen to the full interview with Tia DeShong,  community outreach advocate for PASSAGES.

PASSAGES is based in Clarion, but also has offices in DuBois and Brookville. If you or someone you love could use the help of PASSAGES, visit their website or call 1-800-793-3620.