In an exclusive statement to The Schilling Show, Becky Weybright, executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency has called for Albemarle County Supervisor, Chris Dumler, to resign his board seat following Dumler’s conviction on sexual battery charges:
The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) calls on Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher J. Dumler to immediately resign his post following his plea of guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. By his own admission, he has sexually abused at least one woman against her will. This is a serious crime and a violation of the trust the community placed in him by electing him to office.
Sexual violence is a serious problem. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that 11% of adult women in Virginia have been a victim of rape and 42% of sexual violence other than rape in their lifetimes. The same report found that women who have experienced violence have far greater rates of physical and mental health problems. The cost of these crimes is enormous. In 1996, the National Institute of Justice estimated that rape alone cost adult victims $127 billion per year in lost productivity, medical bills, services, and quality of life.
The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy, and support to women, men, and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.
We serve residents of Charlottesville, and Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Greene Counties, who have experienced any kind of sexual assault including rape, adult sexual assault, child sexual assault, sexual molestation, incest, trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment, or unwanted touching. Services are provided free to all survivors, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, economic status, education, parenthood, physical and/or mental abilities, national origin, or any other status. SARA has been providing services to the community for over 30 years.
Executive Director Sexual Assault Resource Agency
P.O. Box 1565 Charlottesville, VA 22902
Weybright was a guest on WINA’s The Schilling Show today. Click below for the podcast of that interview. [audio http://www.schillingshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/3-Becky-Weybright-SARA-Responds.mp3]