More than 300 people gathered in downtown Chesterfield on Saturday, April 13 to honor the memory of Hope Roscoe
Melton and recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Melton was abducted, assaulted and murdered Dec. 26, 2011 after leaving a Jefferson convenience store.
Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault organized the event. Victim’s advocate Lisa Baker said South Carolina has a relatively poor record for sexual assaults.