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AG Reyes Continues Campaign Against Child Sexual Abuse

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke in Logan Wednesday about child sexual abuse. The attorney general made the rounds Wednesday, speaking about child sexual abuse prevention in both Logan and Sandy.

Reyes visited the Cache County Courthouse, where pairs of shoes lined the stairs—each representing a victim of sexual abuse.

“Three hundred and twenty-seven shoes, next year we’d like to see it fewer and fewer and fewer until we don’t see any more shoes meaning that child abuse has been eradicated,” Reyes said.

Reyes has made the fight against sexual assault a priority during his term, and hoped his visit would get the community involved in the effort.

“We’re trying to let people know that they can make a difference by being a voice for a child victim. Whether it’s sexual abuse, it’s critical that the child not feel fearful or feel ashamed to come forward. And if the child can’t come forward, they need advocates and voices,” Reyes said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted before they reach the age of 18.