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San Diegans honored and presented "Citizens of Courage" award

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Five San Diego County residents were presented with a "Citizens of Courage" award on Friday.

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis presented the awards as part of this year's National Crime Victims' Rights Week, observed April 10, through April 16.  

This year's honorees included an 88-year-old East County woman who fought back against a would-be carjacker, a college student who reported multiple sexual assaults and a woman who persuaded a suspected murderer to confess, solving a cold case.

Also honored at the event were a 9-year-old South Bay girl who was abducted by a registered sex offender, but escaped after biting and scratching him, and a developmentally disabled woman who was attacked by a knife-wielding man. The woman called 911, identified the suspect and later testified against her attacker in court, according to the district attorney's office.

Those in attendance included local elected officials, law enforcement, community leaders and other dignitaries.

News 8's Angie Lee files this video report from the Hall of Justice with more on the courageous citizens who spoke out against all odds.

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