Sexual Assault is any unwanted contact of a sexual nature, including unwanted kissing, touching, or sexual intercourse. Anyone can be a perpetrator. People from all walks of life, all ages, and genders can experience sexual assault.
Some facts about sexual assault:
- Consent must be given before and during all sexual activity, even if consent has been given before
- Sexual contact without consent is sexual assault
- Consent cannot legally be given by an intoxicated person
- Over 80% of perpetrators of sexual assault are known to the survivor
- Less than 1 in 10 sexual assaults are reported to the police
- The only person to blame for a sexual assault is the person who commits it