DULUTH, Ga. - A Duluth-based hotline that helps victims of sexual assault has asked police to open an investigation into a person who has made dozens of threatening calls to counselors and victims' advocates.
Burdges told Channel 2's Tom Regan she believes the caller is a woman in her 20s.
She said the caller initially claimed to be an abuse victim, but then lashes out at phone counselors using angry four-letter words.
"It's upsetting because you want to help people and you don't want to be abused while you're doing that. It can already be a very difficult job," said victim advocate Seterria Brodnix.
The mysterious caller claims she is an abuse victim, but changes her name and her story with each call.
Counselors said the repeated calls have tied up the help line for hours and distracted resources from other
"I think it's hard, because we have such limited resources as
Recordings of the caller have been turned over to Duluth
"You don't know if there are mental implications behind this. You don't know if this is a prank, and you don't know if this is just an outlet for anger," said Burdges.