Sexual Assault

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the season without quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

We’re marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month on today’s show with a conversation with Stacey Honowitz. She’s been a supervisor in the Sex Crimes Unit at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office for nearly 25 years, and appears regularly on TV talking about sex crimes and how to prevent them. Honowitz works to educate parents and children about child molestation, and the importance of reporting abuse as the first step to healing.

She’s authored two books on the subject of molestation specifically meant to be read with young children: “My Privates are Private” and “Genius with a Penis, Don’t Touch.” These books try to make it easy for parents to comfortably and frankly discuss inappropriate touching with their children and teach the importance of speaking up and reporting abuse.

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The entire nation seems to be talking about sexual assault with the rise of the #MeToo movement. But, today, we’re talking with a young survivor, who was assaulted when she was only 15.

If you think that’s uncommon, you may be surprised to hear the latest numbers show nearly one in five girls between the ages of 14 and 17 have been the victim of completed or attempted sexual assault.

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Florida Gulf Coast University's sociology club held its 7th Annual Social Science Symposium on Thursday. Along with a number of faculty presenters throughout the day, twelve student research projects were featured at the event, ranging in subject from "Group Influence on College Students' Political Attitudes" to "The ESOL Program and the Students Within It."

The Tampa Bay Rays fired the team physician after a video posted on YouTube included accusations of sexual abuse with a teenager who worked for him about a decade ago.