Every 98 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. It’s a problem that affects both genders and all ages.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in this edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at this problem. We’ll hear from the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County and Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

Plus, we’ll talk to a counselor about what victims can do and some preventative measures everyone can take.

“Because most people know the victim and the perpetrator, it’s (sexual assault) not dealt with as well as people think,” Stephanie Sacks, Clinical Director for the Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County, told Northwest Now host Tom Layson.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)