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 >>
April 2, 2007
Albany-- The Dougherty County District Attorney's office says sexual crime happens more than you think. A new crisis center in the works could help the victims of those crimes cope and catch the criminals faster.
The SANE Program has been in existence in Dougherty County since 1998. Nurse examiners perform exams on victims of sexual assault. About 200 exams a year have to be performed on victims ranging in age from 6-months-old to 67 years old.
Those services will soon be expanded to a building at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Jackson. The Lily Pad SANE Center will be a regional sexual assault center with 24-7 advocacy and counseling.
The center will also give victims a more centralized private place to be interviewed and examined.
"Everything will be on site. Exams will be on site. Forensic interviewing will be on site. Interviews are included in a sexual assault exam anyway. It's just that currently they're not audio taped or videotaped. This facility will allow for that," said SANE Program Director Rinne Tetrault.
"The wonderful thing about the SANE Program is the evidence that it provides speaks a lot louder than the victim's silence later on," said Dougherty Assistant District Attorney Christopher Cohilas.
The evidence helps prosecutors get convictions for some of the worst offenders. They hope to open the center by July 1st.