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December 10, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Lisa Chauncey and Donita Garner of Hope Unlimited share a lighter moment during an otherwise somber discussion on sexual assault Saturday in Iola. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

A collection of local stories shared at a presentation on sexual abuse at the Iola Public Library Saturday shows how pervasive and varied the experiences can be.

One woman, now almost 30, shared her experience of being raped by her step-brother when she was 11. When she finally told her mother this year of the rape, her mother accused her of lying to get attention.

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