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Sexual Assault Information

Sexual violence/assault is a term meant to include any type of unwanted sexual contact. 

This can include words and actions of a sexual nature including, but not limited to:

  • Rape

  • Sexual assault

  • Incest

  • Child sexual assault

  • Date and acquaintance rape

  • Commercial sexual exploitation (i.e. prostitution)

  • Sexual harassment

  • Sexual or anti—LGBTQ bullying

  • Exposure and voyeurism

  • Forced participation in the production of pornography

Sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, geography, ability, appearance, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


  • Nearly 63% of women and 24% of men experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime (CDC, 2010).

  • In most cases, the assault was committed by someone the person knew (CDC, 2010).

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