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Event spotlights teen dating violence

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Dozens gathered at Carmel City Hall on Tuesday morning to address teen dating violence.

Statistics show one in three teen girls is abused by a dating partner at some point, and Indiana has the second highest rate of forced sex among high school girls in the nation.

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and a local teen victim of dating abuse were among the speakers.

Community leaders and service providers were on hand to answer questions and discuss ways people can help put a stop to the violence.