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Safe Shelter helps 21 victims of sexual assault in 2011

Published 04/11/2012, The Jamestown Sun

“I think I was raped.” Sometimes these are the first words that Mary Thysell, sexual assault services coordinator, hears over the phone at Safe Shelter in Jamestown. “They tend to be pretty numbed-out,” Thysell said of the victims. “Their affect is really flat — it’s too much to deal with.”

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