Thompson & Knight Case Mentioned in KUT 90.5 on Why Sexual Assault Cases are Hard to Prosecute in Austin

“The Provability Gap: Why Sexual Assault Cases Are So Hard To Prosecute In Austin”

Austin had the highest number of rapes reported in large Texas cities in 2017. The rate of reported rapes that year was also nearly 40% higher than U.S. cities of similar size.

The Travis County District Attorney says law enforcement responded to more than 600 adult sexual assault allegations that year. Only one person was found guilty by a jury.