Mayor McMannes supports North Harris County Criminal Justice Association.
Humble Mayor Donnie McMannes aided in raising the issues of child abuse and sexual assault. From left: Domingo Villarreal, North Harris County Criminal Justice Association; Pam Dickson, Family Time Foundation; and McMannes.
A Spring woman suffering from Münchhausen Syndrome makes her own children sick to gain attention for herself; a Kingwood boy riding his bicycle home from school is approached by a stranger who asks the kid to help look for his puppy; an Humble woman goes out on a seemingly harmless date with a guy she’s interested in and is forced to submit to intercourse afterward – it is impossible to escape the headlines that report incidents of sexual assault and child abuse on what seems like a continual basis.
Such acts are inconceivable to the average person and one may wonder, “Who can do such terrible things?” The sad truth is, however, that offenses like sexual assault and child abuse know no social boundaries, they don’t discriminate between rich and poor, nor do they distinguish between black and white. Those crimes can potentially victimize everyone and anyone and affect any and all communities. And most frighteningly, this includes our own backyard as well.
Joining a nationwide campaign, Humble Mayor Donnie McMannes proclaimed April “Child Abuse Awareness Month” as well as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” during the recent meeting of the North Harris County Criminal Justice Association on April 2.
“I believe that it is important to make citizens aware of those issues,” said McMannes. “It’s a terrible thing to hurt a child or a woman and the abusers out there need to know that we’re paying attention.”