Rape and Sexual Assault


Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual attention, touch or act that is forced on you without your consent. The offender might use threats, physical force, weapons, or coercion. Sexual assault is a terrifying and often brutal crime: assailants can be strangers, acquaintances, friends or family members. Victims and those who love them share the devastating effects of assault. Sexual assaults include:

  • Rape
  • Child molestation
  • Incest
  • Sexual harassment
  • Touching, fondling or kissing without your permission

Any of these behaviors might be sexual assault or abuse:

  • Laughing at you
  • Shaming you
  • Talking dirty
  • Sexualizing in public
  • Possessiveness
  • Mocking of body parts
  • Accusations
  • Sex for favors
  • Pornography
  • Forcing sex
  • Withholding sex
  • Rude stories/gestures
  • Double standards
  • Intimidation to do unwanted acts outside of comfort level
  • Using sex as a weapon, punishment for not complying
  • Making sexual threats with objects
  • Sex as a form of control


  • Victim advocacy
  • Legal services
  • Medical resources
  • Court accompaniment
  • Prevention educational programs
  • Peer counseling


The Sexual Assault Support group is a closed group which requires the individual to be screened by a group coordinator; call for information.