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Sexual Assault and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: MPR’s Cathy Wurzer Interview with Georgann Rumsey

On January 16, 2018, MPR featured an interview with Georgann Rumsey from The Arc Minnesota by MPR’s Cathy Wurzer as part of NPR’s series on sexual assault of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the United States, people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a much higher rate — seven times higher — than people without disabilities. That’s the troubling key finding from a yearlong investigation by NPR.


This week and last, NPR has been telling the stories of people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced sexual assault, and what’s being done to break the cycle.


MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Georgann Rumsey about what the situation looks like in Minnesota. Click here.