CLARK COUNTY — Strangulation is one of the most dangerous forms of abuse a domestic violence victim can face.
Victim advocates say that a domestic violence victim who is strangled is seven times more likely to be the victim of a homicide.
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.
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.