Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
November 19, 2003 Albany-This sexual assault survivor boldly tells the story that is her life's nightmare.
She's doing it because she wants these state leaders to know the importance of the SANE program. As a SANE nurse, Rinne Tetrault conducts sexual assault exams, often the most important evidence in this kind of case. But before Q-tips and swabs, comes compassion.
"I come to them, you survived," Tetrault said. "You made it. You're here, you're still breathing, you're alive."
These state leaders were here to find out more about this program that has had such good results. Since 1998, the prosecution rate of sexual offenders in Dougherty County has gone from below 50 percent to 95 percent. The program is running off its second 4-year grant. Hopefully its success will generate more money when the grant is up.
"The SANE program, which costs very little money, less than $100,000 dollars a year to run here in Dougherty County, is such a win for the county and for the victims."
But the program's job is bigger than just Dougherty County. The SANE nurses serve a 20 county area.
"Our evidence, our exams and our pictures that we take show juries exactly what kind of person did this."
So every time Rinne performs an exam, she's helping put rapists behind bars and helping their victims become survivors.