THINGS THEY RARELY TELL
At the age of six, I became nervous of people. Withdrawn. I became frightened of footsteps. I walked along the corridor, with my back to the wall, afraid of being hurt from behind. I was abused, and I live with memories of the assault every day.
Sexual assaults in Australia reach a six-year high
AGES OF WOMEN
WHO HAVE BEEN
Females aged between 15 and 19 years were seven times more likely to have been a victim of sexual assault compared with the population.
Other Age Groups
It is far more likely for sexual abuse to take place within the home rather than from a stranger.
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