Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Training sessions aim to combat child sexual abuse in Ky.

(AP) — Kentucky's attorney general and first lady are teaming up to promote a series of statewide training sessions aimed at combating child sexual abuse.

Attorney General Andy Beshear and first lady Glenna Bevin were joined by child advocates and state lawmakers in making the announcement Tuesday in the State Reception Room at the Capitol.

They say the training sessions will be geared toward law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers, community advocates, parents and educators.

The topics will include looking at ways sexual predators try to approach children.

Beshear cited statistics indicating one in 10 Kentucky children are sexually abused before age 18. Beshear says it's everyone's legal duty and moral responsibility to protect children from abuse.

Bevin says the sessions will train more people to recognize and report child abuse.