Crimes against children outlined in Nov. 13 luncheon
Crimes against children will be the topic at the November meeting of the Tulsa County Men’s Republican Club.
Assistant District Attorney Sarah McAmis of the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office who is director of Crimes Against Children for the Child Abuse Network and Melissa Gantz, a child specialist/forensic interviewer, are the speakers on Nov. 13 at the Stokely Event Center, 10111 E. 45th Place. The lunch costs $12 and starts at 11:30 a.m. Women are invited and you don’t have to be a member to attend.
According to crime stats, one out of every four girls & one of every six boys are sexually abused before they are 18. Ninety percent of sexual abuse is committed by someone the child knows and trusts and 80 percent of sexual abuse is a one-on-one crime.
For more information, call Billie Bell at 918-638-9977.
“Every citizen in Oklahoma is required by law to report suspected child abuse,” a spokesman said. “We hope to learn from our speakers who work with these victims everyday how to be more informed and how to respond appropriately. As caring adults we want to ensure we are taking action to help keep children safe and not contributing to complications in an investigation.”