What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity occurring without the consent of one of the people involved.
Sexual assault can happen to anyone of any age or gender. The attacker may be a stranger or someone you know, and a sexual assault can take place anywhere, including in your home or workplace.
Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don’t be afraid to get help if you’ve recently been sexually assaulted.
Help and support with sexual assault
If you have been sexually assaulted or raped there are free and confidential services available to support you.
You don’t have to report the assault to police if you don’t want to. However, it is important to get medical help as soon as possible, because you may be at risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
If you get help immediately after the assault, try not to wash or change your clothes. This may destroy forensic evidence that could be important if you do decide to report the assault to the police.
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