About Sexual Assault

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About Sexual Assault

Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact.  This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent.  A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence.

Forms of sexual violence include:

  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Child sexual assault and incest
  • Sexual assault by a person’s spouse or partner
  • Unwanted sexual contact/touching
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual exploitation and trafficking
  • Exposing one’s genitals or naked body to other(s) without consent
  • Masturbating in public
  • Watching someone engage in private acts without their knowledge or permission
  • Nonconsensual image sharing

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center: https://www.nsvrc.org/