Sexual Assaults are a serious matter and are highlighted even more during the month of April which is designated across the nation to bring awareness to the problem.
Sexual assaults are a serious criminal offense in both Maverick County and in the United States.
During the month of March, the Maverick County Sheriff’s Department received three sexual assault complaints and are currently investigating them.
Sheriff Tom Schmerber is a strong advocate against crimes against women and children and urges anyone who has been victimized or knows of anyone who has to report it immediately to the authorities.
In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 59 men have been raped in their lifetime. The City of Eagle Pass and Maverick County are in not immune to sexual assaults.
A majority of the assaults are often committed by people known to the victim.
“We will not tolerate such acts. We’re here to help those persons in any way we can and we will go after any perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law,” concluded Schmerber.
If you are a victim or know of anyone who has been sexually assaulted your are encouraged to report such a crime.