Sexual Assault Sexual Abuse Incest Date Rape Molestation Statutory Rape Rape
Definition of Sexual Assault Any unwanted sexual touching to the Breast Butt Genitals
Definition of Sexual Assault Any unwanted sexual penetration Oral Anal Vaginal With an object That is forced or coerced upon a person against their will or without their consent.
Statistics 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted in their lifetime 1 in 6 boys are sexually assaulted before the age of 18 Adolescents ages 11-17 have the highest percentage of rape 8 out of 10 teenagers who are raped are assaulted by someone they know 72% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree – Max. penalty is life imprisonment Each degree depends on whether or not sexual touching or penetration occurred. Each degree also depends on different circumstances such as the age of the victim, if a weapon was used, etc. 3rd Degree – Max. penalty is 15 years imprisonment 2nd Degree – Max. penalty is 15 years imprisonment 4th Degree – Max. penalty is 2 years and/or $500 fine State Sex Offender Registry www.mipsor.state.mi.us/
Legal Proceedings In A CSC Case Police ReportProsecuting Attorney (Decision to Prosecute made) Warrant or Notice to Appear in Court to the Accused Arraignment in District Court Preliminary Hearing (Dismissed or Bound to Circuit Court) Arraignment in Circuit Court Pretrial Conference and Motions Trial Sentencing Appeal
Consent What is consent? Consent is saying… YES! It is giving permission for ALL of the sexual contact that happens
Consent Consent ALWAYS needs to be… Freely given! Voluntary! Of ones own free will! Absent of coercion!
What You Need to Know About Consent Body language & clothing are NOT consent. A person under the heavy influence of alcohol or other drugs is NOT legally able to give consent. The legal age of consent is years old. Check out mixed messages. If the person you are with says, Im not sure. and check it out!
Coercion What is coercion? Using threats manipulation persuasion blame blackmail guilt trips pressure put downs to get a person to do something they dont want to do, are uncomfortable doing, or wouldnt normally do.
What Does Coercion Sound Like? If you really loved me you would. What do you expect me to do, youre the one who got me all excited? Ill tell everyone we did it anyway. Its no big deal – stop acting like such a little girl. I wont take you home if you dont. Have another drink.
What To Do If You Are Sexually Assaulted 1.Get SAFE! Get to a safe place away from potential danger. 2.Tell a person you trust what has happened. You dont have to go through this alone. If you choose to have a forensic evidence collection exam it is encouraged that you DO NOT: Rinse, drink, wash, or shower Change clothes or the environment where the assault occurred.
You Have Options Call a crisis/support line. Turning Points Support Line (586) 463-6990 Go to any hospital. A hospital can provide medical attention and evidence collection Call or go to the police. Report the assault in the city where it occurred
Helping A Friend LISTEN Tell your friend it is not their fault. Support her/his choices. Let them be in control of who knows about the assault. Offer options and resources. Offer your support to assist him/her in getting help. DO:
Turning Point Services Crisis/Support Line # (586) 463-6990 Anonymous & Confidential 24 hrs/7 days Counseling Program # (586) 463-4430 Free individual & group counseling Medical & legal advocacy www.turningpointinc.com
Website Resources RAINN: National Sexual Assault Online Hotline –Provides secure, anonymous, live crisis support over the internet –12PM to 12AM, Monday - Friday –www.rainn.org www.mencanstoprape.org www.yesmeansyes.com – Project Respectwww.yesmeansyes.com www.teenpcar.org www.goaffirmations.org
Thank You! You CAN Make a Difference and Help STOP Sexual Assault!