JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD 
 Autumn Bolden-Smith, 14, sings at the National Crime Victims' Rights Week Candlelight Ceremony at First Baptist Church Gulfport on Friday April 15, 2016. Smith was a victim of sexual assault when she was 11, and now speaks out about recovering from being a victim.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Autumn Bolden-Smith, 14, sings at the National Crime Victims' Rights Week Candlelight Ceremony at First Baptist Church Gulfport on Friday April 15, 2016. Smith was a victim of sexual assault when she was 11, and now speaks out about recovering from being a victim. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Autumn Bolden-Smith, 14, sings at the National Crime Victims' Rights Week Candlelight Ceremony at First Baptist Church Gulfport on Friday April 15, 2016. Smith was a victim of sexual assault when she was 11, and now speaks out about recovering from being a victim. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD

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