Sexual assault occurs any time physical activity is unwanted.
Sexual assault is any form of forced or non-consensual sexual activity. It can happen with strangers, friends, and committed partners.
All forms of sexual assault can be devastating, regardless of the level of violence or whether the victim knows the perpetrator.
Following an assault, it is not unusual to feel confused and unsure what to do.
Advocates are available to support your choices, accompany to medical exams and law enforcement interviews, and provide follow-up care.
What to do if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted:
- Go to a safe location.
- Call a trusted friend or family member.
- Call a Community Crisis Center advocate.
- If you are over age 18, reporting to law enforcement is your choice.
- Call 911 if you decide to report.
- You can request a forensic medical exam without reporting to law enforcement. Evidence will be preserved in case you opt to report later.
- When preparing for forensic exam don’t shower, bath, douche, eat, drink, or smoke.
- Save items that may contain DNA and don’t launder clothing.
- Contact Community Crisis Center hotline at 800-400-0883 to arrange a forensic medical exam without reporting to law enforcement, or to talk with an advocate about reporting options.
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