Study: Teens at greater risk of violence, injury during sexual assaults than previously thought

Adolescents may be at higher risk of physical violence and injury during sexual assaults than previously recognized, according to a new study co-written by Theodore P. Cross, a senior research specialist in social work at the University of Illinois. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

MAY 30, 2019 10:00 AM
SHARITA FORREST 

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Study: Teens at greater risk of violence, injury during sexual assaults than previously thought
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Study: Teens at greater risk of violence, injury during sexual assaults than previously thought
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A recent study of the forensic evidence in 563 sexual assault cases in Massachusetts found “striking similarities” in the types of injuries and violence experienced by adult and adolescent victims.