YWCA – St. Louis’s rape crisis center

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - There has been national outrage over what some consider a lenient sentence for a Stanford University swimmer convicted of rape on campus. Brock Turner was facing 14-years in prison when a judge handed down six months, plus probation.

His mug shot was released only yesterday.  The victim in the case issued a 12-page "victim impact statement."

Christina Meneses, the community education supervisor with the YWCA, which offers its support to any victims of rape in the St. Louis area.

Meneses says that the victim impact statement echos many other stories that she has heard during her time with the YWCA.

The YWCA offers support, resources and information to victims of rape. They also provide crisis intervention, individual and group therapy.

The main goal of the YWCA is to make sure victims know they don't have to go through the process alone.

For more information, visit:  Ywcastlouis.org

By Tess Hill