Date Rape and Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any kind of act that you are forced or tricked into against your will, and it can be anything from unwanted touching to rape. Being a victim of any type of sexual assault can be confusing because they are usually committed by someone you know or even a current boyfriend or girlfriend, rather than a stranger.

If you’re being touch or approached sexually by someone and it makes you uncomfortable or unhappy, you may be a victim of sexual abuse. If you were forced to have sex against your will, even if it was with your girlfriend or boyfriend, it is rape; no matter what anyone else tells you. Your right to choose has been taken away by someone, and in any of these situations it is important to know that IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.

If you’re unsure about what to do, talk to an adult you trust or contact the places below for help and support. If you have been raped, go to the emergency room at the hospital or a walk-in clinic to seek medical attention. Sexual assault and rape are serious crimes!

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