Sexual assault is sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Even if the person was you date, boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or friend they still need your consent. You did not give consent if:
Some forms of sexual assault are:
Sexual assault does not always mean that there was physical violence. Perpetrators may use emotional coercion, psychical force or manipulation, threats etc.Coercion is being pressured or forced to do a sexual activity that you did not want to do. Some Forms of Coercion are:
Recovering from sexual assault takes time and is different for everyone.
Supported in part by the Office of the Attorney General Division of Victim Services