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Justice Denied: Is South Carolina doing enough to protect children from sexual assault?

Journalists analyze more than six years worth of court data related to sexual offenses against minors. They find nearly 10,000 charges, but more than half were dismissed.

By: Samantha Kummerer, WMBF News

Childhoods stripped away too soon is a grim reality happening too often across South Carolina.

Nearly 10,000 charges of criminal sexual offenses involving minors were filed at courts throughout the state since 2013.

In a WMBF News investigation, six-and-a-half years’ worth of statewide court data were combed through. The discovery was not all charges led to the justice sought.

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