Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crimes Against. People with Disabilities

Some alarming statistics.

Not many violent sex crimes are reported in Baxter and Marion counties, but occasionally, it comes to light. And when it comes to understanding these types of attacks against people with developmental disabilities, state agencies say many questions are left unasked, unanswered.

Roberta Sick
The discussion has resurfaced locally following the arrest of Mountain Home resident Joseph L. Snurr Jr., 41, on a charge of rape involving a mentally challenged woman. The alleged crime has touched a nerve in the Twin Lakes Area, with the Marion County Sheriff's Office saying Snurr raped the victim multiple times over the course of two or three days.

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