WMAR airs special about sex assault in Maryland

In a continued effort to raise awareness about the growing problems in Maryland, WMAR ABC2 broadcast “Community in Crisis: Violence Against Women,” a 30-minute special about sex assault and sex assault prevention. Earlier this year, WMAR aired a similar special focusing on Maryland’s growing heroin epidemic entitled, “Community in Crisis: Chasing the High.”

“Violence Against Women,” an original special, anchored by Charley Crowson and Ashley James, with support from the entire ABC2 News team, focused on the problem of sex assaults and other abusive problems plaguing Maryland women. It also tackled the ways Maryland’s first responders, hospitals and schools are all working to fight this growing problem.

“Once again we’ve built a show that is designed to start a conversation at home,” said Kelly Groft, news director at WMAR. “The show is designed to educate, provide resources and be a starting point for meaningful dinner table conversations.”

Community in Crisis: Violence Against Women aired Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. on ABC2. The special also streamed live online at abc2news.com/live.