family, two brothers, both who have related charges to sexual assault of a
not uncommon for there to be multiple abusers in a family system," said Ashley
Cook, Community Education Director, Harold's House
month, Brian Garrett was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two young
girls ages nine and 10.
brother Bryce Garrett was arrested in 2010 for molesting two girls ages three
wouldn't say that we see a lot of problems with that I will say we do see it
occasionally and its sad," said Greg Sanches, Angelina County Sherriff.
arrest affidavit says that the girls told Harold's house officials Brian
Garrett had sexually assaultted them multiple times since the beginning of the
House Community Education Director Ashley Cook says people who act as abusers
were likely to have been abused as children.
don't know the particulars in this case but it can be that multiple abusers in
one family might have one common person who abused them," said Cook.
says sexual abuse is a leading health crisis among children and can have long
term mental effects.
suicidal, having depression, having eating disorders it has long term effects
on the child," said Cook.
says last year Harold's House had 230 cases and they are hoping proper
treatment and support of victims will break negative cycles and keep history
from repeating itself.
need awareness because that is what is going to teach families where this type
of behavior is prevalent that its not ok," said Cook.
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