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By Akasha Spino-Bybee
For The Sentinel 

Erin's Law close to heart of local woman


If Rep. Gina McCabe (R-Goldendale) and a local woman have their way, the state will soon have a law to tackle an insidious issue.

It’s one that breeds silently and is indeed one of the most heinous and destructive crimes out there. It has been hidden from the light of day for far too long and has lasted for generations because of it—child sexual abuse. The statistics are:

• Every six minutes a child is sexually abused in the United States.

• One out of every four girls and one of six boys are sexually abused before they’re 18 years old, and in 90 percent of cases, it is by someone they know and trust.

• Only one in every 10 sexually abused children will tell.

Erin’s Law woul...

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