Clear Creek County Advocates - Peace Begins at Home
Sexual Assault

SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A CRIME!! WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Sexual Assault includes any unwanted sexual contact.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  • Not to be told how to dress
  • Change your mind at any time
  • Be treated with respect at all times


YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO:

  • Talk openly about your sexual expectations, wishes and intentions
  • Assert yourself by standing up for your rights
  • Take an equal role in your relationships
  • Reject sexual stereotypes that define women as passive, weak and irrational


YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRESSURE OR FORCE SOMEONE TO HAVE SEX EVEN IF:

  • You paid for dinner or a night out
  • You have had sex before
  • Your partner agrees to have sex then changes their mind
  • They dress provocatively, flirt or come on to you
  • You meet at a bar or hitchhiking
  • You think they want to have sex or want to be persuaded


WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

  • Tell someone you trust. That could be a parent, teacher, friend or a rape crisis line
  • Report the rape – reporting is an important part of ending sexual violence
  • Go to a hospital – See a health care provider immediately for treatment of injuries and for tests. This can provide important medical evidence. Do not bathe before you go
  • Seek counseling – consult a trained rape crisis counselor, hospital, rape crisis center or mental health center




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