GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As part of domestic violence awareness month, Kent County’s Silent Observer put out a wanted poster on Facebook with the pictures of 15 suspects of domestic violence and another six suspects wanted for failure to comply with sex offender reporting duties.
The goals of the poster are to help ease the fear of the victims by finding the suspects, and allow the healing process to start for all those who have been affected, according to Silent Observer.
Silent Observer is offering rewards of up to $500 for information that leads police to the arrest of a suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or by downloading Silent Observer’s new P3tips mobile app.
According to Silent Observer, nearly one in five women in the U.S. have experience rape or attempted rape sometime in their lives while one in 71 men have experience rape or attempted rape. Nearly one in two woman and one and 15 men have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.
If you or anyone you know is the victim of sexual assault, you can contact the YWCA West Michigan’s 24-hour crisis line at 616.776.RAPE(7273).