Nov 15, 2022
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses cases of child sexual abuse and may not be suitable for all audiences.
In the state of Wisconsin, there are harsher penalties for drunk driving than there are to sexually abuse a child.
That is why today's podcast guest, legal assistant and survivor of child sexual abuse Heather Martell is attempting to pass a state bill that uses similar language from OWI state statutes to provide more severe penalties for abusers of children.
You'll learn what loopholes exist for perpetrators, what the long term effects on victims and this community are, and how her bill would help disrupt cycles of this kind of abuse.
If you would like to read and support this bill you can download it here. You can also email Heather at: HeatherOLMartell@outlook.com