Story of survival: Clark County woman shares domestic violence journey

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Strangulation is one of the most dangerous forms of abuse a domestic violence victim can face.

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Victim advocates say that a domestic violence victim who is strangled is seven times more likely to be the victim of a homicide.

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But here in Ohio, strangulation victims do not have the same legal protections that exist in most other states.

News Center 7’s I-Team spoke with survivor Jessica Roberts about her journey story and a proposed bill that would change how someone convicted of strangulation is treated under Ohio’s domestic violence law.

For more information, tune in at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, to learn more about Jessica Roberts’ story and what advocates thinks of Ohio Senate Bill 146.

Anyone experiencing or who knows someone who is suffering from domestic violence cam call the Artemis Center’s hotline at 937-461-HELP (4357) or the YWCA Dayton hotline at 937-222-SAFE (7233). Both hotlines are operating 24/7.

If you or someone you know is an emergency situation, dial 911 immediately.