SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Dealing with sexual abuse

In light of the Kevin Rust accusations we spoke to a local victim organization about ways for victims to come forward.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 7:25 PM
Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 10:37 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- Kevin Rust,59, who’s a former tennis coach in Rochester is being accused of sex crimes in Wisconsin.
He’s facing charges of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, enticement and using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
In light of the accusations against Rust, we spoke to a victim organization in Rochester.
Victim Services helps victims of all crimes from domestic abuse to sexual assault. Neil Dennison is the prevention specialist at Victim Services.
He says it can be hard for victims to come forward and report abuse.
“We always encourage trusted adults because they know them and grown up with them but sometimes they're not ready to tell a certain adult or they just want to tell someone. Victim services has a 24-7 crisis line.”
Although it’s hard, the crisis line is here to offer support with trained sexual assault advocates to assist victims in making a police report and offer any other support they may need.

24 Hour Crisis Line- 507 289-0636
Click here, for Victim Services website.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
29° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 15°
Albert Lea
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 16°
Austin
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 15°
Charles City
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 18°
Rochester
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 18°
We're tracking accumulating snowfall for Friday night
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Women discuss election wins and losses

Image

Dream season comes to an end

Image

Mobile breast exam clinic

Image

Warriors welcomed home

Image

Legal clinic for sexual assault survivors

Image

Rise above Islamophobia

Image

John Adams PTSA meeting postponed

Image

James Betz signing

Image

Rockford wraps up dream season

Image

Great American Smokeout

Community Events