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  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Jill Hoxmeier was excited when she learned she had been assigned to Guyana, South America as a Peace Corps volunteer. In 2007, a year into her service, she was riding her bike home from work when she was dragged into the bushes and sexually assaulted by a man who had been following her.
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  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Jill Hoxmeier is shown here with children in the town where she was posted. She told ABC News she gave up seeking counseling after the attack via the Peace Corps because the process was cumbersome and the Peace Corps did not provide adequate assistance.
    Courtesy of Jill Hoxmeier
  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Casey Frazee joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in the city of Mafikeng, South Africa starting in 2009. She was sexually assaulted by her host mother's brother, who was also her colleague's boyfriend, while in the office on a Friday.
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  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Casey Frazee, 26, standing in front of Table Mountain in Capetown, South Africa. She was there for the International AIDS Society Conference in July of 2009. Frazee has formed a support group of Peace Corps volunteer victims of rape and sexual assault called <a href="http://firstresponseaction.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">First Response Action</a>. She said she is working with Peace Corps to improve training and response by Peace Corps if a rape does occur.
    Courtesy Casey Frazee
  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Adrianna Ault Nolan volunteered for the Peace Corps starting in 1998 in a remote village in Haiti. On a trip to the capital city of Port-Au-Prince, she was sexually assaulted by two internationals she had met on the trip.
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  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Adrianna Ault Nolan shown in Washington, D.C. for her swearing in ceremony as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She was assigned to go to Haiti with the first group of volunteers to reenter the country since the Peace Corps' departure several years earlier because of political turmoil.
    Courtesy Adrianna Ault Nolan
  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Maggie Young, both of whose parents served in the Peace Corps, started her service in June 2007 in Dwarsloop, South Africa. In January 2008 she was visiting a friend in a nearby village when she flagged down a passing truck driver for a ride, a customary practice in South Africa. The driver then sexually assaulted her on the side of the road.
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  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Maggie Young with some of her students in the village of Dwarsloop, South Africa.
    Courtesy Maggie Young
  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Christina Holsomback was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Georgia in 2008. On a weekend trip to the capital city of Tbilisi, one of the men she had considered a friend sexually assaulted her in a car.
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  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Christina Holsomback in a group photo with teachers from her village in the Republic of Georgia.
    Courtesy Christina Holsomback
  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Jess Smochek started in the Peace Corps in 2004. Her first day in Bangladesh a group of men groped and kissed her as she walked towards her host family's house, but no one did anything to stop them. After reporting several times that she felt unsafe in the area, the men threatened her and soon afterwards, they kidnapped, sexually assaulted and brutally beat her.
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  • Sexual Assault in the Peace Corps

    Jess Smochek, pictured here with a friend, enjoying the culture of Bangladesh where she was stationed as a Peace Corps volunteer in 2004.
    Courtesy Jess Smochek
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