WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?
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Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault or abuse – man or woman, adult or child, gay or straight – any race, any age, and any financial status.
There are many forms of sexual assault and abuse:
- Stranger Rape
- Acquaintance or Date Rape
- Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault – using alcohol, legal or illegal drugs
- Spouse or Partner Rape
- Incest – assault by any family member
- Child Sexual Assault – between adults and children or between children
- Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals – any sexual contact by doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, clergy, professors, lawyers, police, etc.
- Sexual Harassment – which includes any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects people at work or school
At the same time, a victim may be experiencing other kinds of abuse or violence:
- Dating Violence
- Child Abuse
- Domestic Violence – battering, physical emotional and/or verbal, stalking
- Hate Crimes – any victimization of a person based on his or her race, religion, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation
Please call our Hotline at 203.731.5204 for help or more information if you or someone you know has concerns.