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Updated: 11/26/2017 08:46:01AM

A victim helps others

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In October 2013, Trudy Benton was jogging one early morning when a van pulled up beside her and a man pulled a gun on her, telling her to get in the van. Instead of complying with his demand, Benton ran. In the back of her mind, she recalled a program she watched as a teenager where a law enforcement officer stressed victims should not accompany an abductor to a second location.

While there was an arrest in Benton’s case, there was no conviction. Defense attorneys convinced the jury her identification of the man as her attacker wasn’t enough to justify a conviction.

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