How common is sexual assault in Texas? Where can Houston victims go for help?

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HOUSTON — The Brock Turner case has a lot of people talking about punishment in cases of sexual assault as many are disappointed Turner served only three months of his six-month sentence.

Aly Jacobs is the manager of counseling and advocacy with the Houston Area Women's Shelter, and she said it's not all that uncommon.

"The more common outcome is there's not any sentencing or any conviction," Jacobs said.

According to Jacobs, 33 percent of all Texans will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetime. Every two minutes, there is someone who is sexually assaulted somewhere in the United States, according to RAINN, which is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the country.

If you're a victim of sexual assault and would like to talk to someone about it, you can contact the Houston Area Women's Shelter at 713-528-2121.

"There is support," Jacobs said. "You don't have to go through this alone."

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