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About Sexual Violence

Posted By achermack On February 6, 2012 @ 12:32 pm In | No Comments

Sexual Violence:

  • Is any sexual contact forced upon a person against his or her will or when a victim is unable to consent due to age, illness, disability, or the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Is not just rape or attempted rape, it also includes intentional touching of the genitals, anus, groin, or breast, voyeurism, exposure to exhibitionism, or undesired exposure to pornography.
  • May involve actual or threatened physical force but it can also be verbal coercion, intimidation, or pressure.
  • Perpetrators may be a stranger, friend, family member, or intimate partner, but, according to the 2000 National Crime Victimization Survey, most perpetrators know their victims.
  • Is a huge issue in our society.

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