- The Teller County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 32-year-old who lured his victim using an online dating site and then assaulted her. He has the name "JAKE" tattooed on his left shoulder.
He was driving a 1990’s model, white in color, Lexus sedan with Missouri license plates.
I am hopeful the Teach Safe Relationships Act will be one part of the solution as lawmakers, parents, colleges and universities, and law enforcement continue working together to embrace comprehensive reforms to make our country safer.” “One thing we've learned in our work to curb sexual violence on campuses and in the military, is that many young people learn about sex and relationships before they turn 18,” said Mc Caskill, a former courtroom prosecutor of sex crimes.
“And one of the most effective ways to prevent sexual violence among adults is to educate our kids at a younger age.” According to the Justice Department, more than 290,000 Americans are victims of rape and sexual assault each year with young women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four consistently experiencing the highest rate of intimate partner violence.
Following Jacob's abduction, his mother, Patty, was appointed to a Governor's Task Force and became a strong voice for missing children. Currently there is no federal requirement that sex education courses cover topics like sexual assault prevention and discussions about communication in safe relationships. Senators Tim Kaine and Claire Mc Caskill today introduced the Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015, legislation that would improve health education in public secondary schools where it is taught, by including information on “safe relationship behavior” which would focus on preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence.The bill would also authorize a grant program to enable secondary schools to educate staff and administration about providing age appropriate educational curricula for students regarding safe relationship behavior.The Teach Safe Relationships Act builds upon the work done in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act to develop and implement prevention and intervention policies in middle and high schools focused on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking.
The top prosecutor in southwestern Missouri's Jasper County dropped the case against 58-year-old Mike Wilkerson last Friday, citing the recent DNA testing conducted on a cigarette butt and a condom found at the scene.