WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Collaboration for Assault Response and Education (CARE) says so far this fall, they've seen 24 cases of reported sexual assault, whereas last fall they saw 13. The director, also says they've seen more cases of reported date rape drugs.
"Just like a drug or alcohol that people ingest voluntarily, things wave their way through populations - and so I'm not sure why we are hearing more about that," said Rebecca Caldwell, the Director of CARE.
To help combat the alarming problem, this fall new posters are hanging throughout the school. 150 new 'Take My Stand' poster are hung up every couple of weeks, illustrating a UNCW student who took a stand against date rape, or dating violence, or harassment.
Most recently Danielle Lloyd's poster was distributed. She helped a friend stay safe after she was given a date rape drug.
"She looked up at me and her eyes slumped to the back of her head - and that's how I knew this isn't just alcohol poisoning - something is wrong,' explained Lloyd. Lloyd says, it's scary to think that could happen to anyone, and it's important for students to look out for one another.
If you are anyone you know, needs help check out the resources listed below:
Rape Crisis Center: 910-392-7460
University Police: 910-962-2222
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