- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2005

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The number of reported sexual assaults of women on spring break at Daytona Beach, Fla., doubled this year compared with 2004 figures.

Sexual assaults of women were occurring twice a day in Daytona Beach, and there were almost 20 reported sexual assaults in the area since the spring-break season started, WKMG-TV of Orlando reported last week.

Some of the assaults involved multiple attackers, Sexual Assault Recovery Center officials said.

“We are seeing the kids come in twos with sexual assault to both of them with a group of men, actually kind of gang-raped,” Sexual Assault Recovery Center spokeswoman Suzy Williams said. “We have had quite a few girls who have not been sexually active, and this is their first experience.”

Daytona Beach police urged women to travel in pairs or in larger groups during spring break.

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