"There's no place on the planet I'd rather live than Polk County, Texas. Polk County is a caring community" -- Livingston Mayor, Clarke Evans who donated his time to serve as auctioneer for the S.A.N.E. benefit auction.
District Attorney Lee Hon
S.A.N.E. Benefit Brings in Over $15,000 to Help Victims of Sexual Assault, LIVINGSTON, June 15, 2008 - WOW!...What a huge success! The S.A.N.E. Benefit Trail Ride brought in over $15,000 (so far!) to help victims of sexual assault. The three day benefit trail ride concludes today (June 15, 2008) with a final trail ride. There was live music provided by Jody Booth, food everywhere, families, and even pets walking around. It was hot, it was dusty but more than anything it was just good fun and most importantly the proceeds will go towards forensic imaging equipment to help victims of sexual assault. This means that victims will no longer have to drive to Houston, Beaumont, and other places in the process of gathering evidence to prosecute sex offenders. This will greatly help in the prosecution of sex offenders and help get them behind bars. Polk County District Attorney Lee Hon couldn't agree more, "I can't tell you how frustrating it's been when we haven't had access to this equipment when we're trying to prosecute a sex offender". The Trail Ride is a joint effort by the Polk County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Department, Livingston Police Department, Onalaska Police Department, Corrigan Police Department, SAAFE House, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Adult and Juvenile Community Supervision and Memorial Medical Center of Livingston. The proceeds will also go towards the formation of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The entire effort sends a message loud and clear that authorities in Polk County are taking sexual assault very seriously and are coming after sexual predators.
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