Utica, NY (WIBX) - Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito is urging the public to watch the new state video on the threat and prevention of sexual abuse crimes against children.

The new video was the result of legislation enacted by the State Legislature and it was produced by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Destito says our society needs to know about this horrendous crime.

"I believe that it's an educational tool and it should be viewed by as many adults and parents as possible because this awful, heinous crime is perpetrated on many of our children without really the adults or guardians knowing so."

She does warn that the video is graphic and intense, but she says everyone should watch it.

To view the video, click here. The video can also be found by going to the DCJS website and click on the top link.