Ninety-five per cent of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the victim knows. Many of these are within the family. The following are two exerpts from interviews with experts explaing some of the details of how family relationships play into sexual abuse on women and children in isolated areas.
Exerpt from an interview with Julie Dano, from the Bancroft Children's Aid Society, on sexual abuse within rural families.
Exerpt from an interview with Detective Sergeant Jennifer Patton from Central Hastings OPP on how police deal with domestic violence.