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Grafton County officials sued in federal court over jail guard's alleged sexual assault of inmates
WMUR September 15, 2022
Victim advocates said the case underscores the responsibility of people in positions of power and the vulnerability of those they are supposed to protect.
"Victims face so many barriers in reporting in any kind of case, but when the individual who has committed the offense is a person in a position of trust or authority, it can be even more difficult," said Lyn Schollett, executive director of the Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
Schollett called the vulnerability of the alleged victims unique.
"People who are incarcerated have a lot less autonomy anyway and often fear that the system that they report to won't believe them because of their own past, and that's wrong," she said.
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