What is Sexual Assault?

Teenage Boy. Who can report a sexual assault

The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occur without your freely given consent. Consent in this case means actively agreeing to participate in the sexual activity. If you did not consent or were not able to consent because you were sleeping, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, because of a disability, or another reason, you could have been sexually assaulted. Sexual assault can occur between strangers, but can also occur in marriages, dating relationships and any other type of intimate relationship.

Some forms of sexual assault include:

  • Attempted rape
  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
  • Forcing you to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body
  • Penetration of your body, also known as rape

What Are My Reporting Options?

There are THREE ways you can report.