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Rape Crisis Center director: More sexual assault victims willing to come forward

Kesha Gibson-Carter (Source: WTOC) Kesha Gibson-Carter (Source: WTOC)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Five women are now accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct.

Moore denies everything and says these accusations are a political maneuver.

From Capitol Hill to Hollywood, it seems more and more so-called victims are coming forward years after the alleged incidents.

The Rape Crisis Center's executive director said victims are more likely to come forward knowing that they are not alone, seeing others come forward gives them the motivation and courage to also speak out.

Social media has also played a big role in the spread of the hashtag “Me Too” campaign which began trending last month to denounce sexual assault and harassment.

"Victims, like other individuals, find strength in numbers and they find comfort in a community that's essentially changing. Our culture, our mindset, we have a long way to go with regard to how we approach victims and survivors - particularly women in our nation - but I think people are just starting to get it,” Rape Crisis Center Executive Director Kesha Gibson-Carter

It's not just these victims that are being silent for so long. Often times, she says, there are witnesses or people who know about abuser's strange or inappropriate behavior but never speak up about it.

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