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    February 2016

    Rape vs. Sexual Assault

         Rape and sexual assault are both serious offences and any sexual violence can have a psychological, emotional or physical effect on a survivor.
         Rape is defined as unwanted penetration, whether that is oral, anal, or vaginal. Rape typically involves force or threats used by the person committing the rape. Sexual assault is a broad term and refers to ANY unwanted sexual contact, including improper language, unwanted advances, fondling, molestation as well as rape. Sexual assault is any sexual contact against your will and without consent.  
         Please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673 or 800-656-HOPE and they will connect you to a local sexual assault service provider who will walk you through the process of getting help and reporting to Law Enforcment at your own pace. In most areas there are officers trained to help survivors of sexual assault but is the survivors choice whether or not to report the sexual violence (rape or assault) to the police. 
    If you need more information or someone to talk to, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline or Egadz Outreach! 



      Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (2009) Retrieved from: https://rainn.org/
     

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