VICTIMS OF RAPE

In the United States, on average, there are over 320,000 victims (aged 12 or older) that experience rape and sexual assault every year. In most instances the victim knows the perpetuator which creates a hostile and unbearable environment for the victim. 

What Constitutes As Rape or Sexual Assault?

  • Taking advantage of someone incapacitated by alcohol or drugs
  • Use of date rape drugs
  • Attempted sexual assault
  • Touching of private parts, under or over clothing
  • Forcible penetration or oral sex
  • Coerced sex through use of weapons or other threat of harm

Emotions and Symptoms After An Attack

  • Inability to sleep
  • PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Anxiety, fear, shock, disbelief
  • Unable to perform normal job or school functions
  • Depression, withdrawal or distant
  • Loss of appetite
  • lack of interest in daily life activities
  • Use of drugs
  • Attempted suicide