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Sexual Assault is any sexual act or sexual contact that occurs without the explicit consent of both parties. In order for the act to be consensual, both parties must be adults not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or under any kind of duress, force or threat.

Consent is a freely made choice that is communicated clearly. Consent can only be given by an adult who is not under the influence of alcohol or drugs or under any kind of threat or force.

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, 1 in 6 women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.

According to Psychology of Women Quarterly, 75% of rape victims knew their assailant prior to the assault.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, Project REV can help.
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If you have more questions about sexual assault:
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page last updated 3/11/2014 9:27 AM