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Protest backs assault victims

Fourteen years ago, and then again eight years ago, Ottawa resident Jenn Farr was the victim of a sexual assault.

Fourteen years ago, and then again eight years ago, Ottawa resident Jenn Farr was the victim of a sexual assault.

Although she never reported the incidents, she shared her story at a rally yesterday to raise awareness of the lack of sexual assault services in the city of Ottawa and across the province.

The event, which attracted about a hundred people to the Human Rights Monument, was “a positive experience for me,” Farr said. “This is the first time I’ve really talked about my rapes,” she said. “I want people to know it can happen to anybody.”

The grassroots protest was put on by a group of individuals who are deeply concerned, said Julie Lalonde, co-ordinator of the Carleton Sexual Assault Support Line.

“This is to show people out there that this is something people care about and survivors have someone out there that cares about them.”

 
 
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