Sexual Assault / Rape
SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A CRIME!!
What you should know: Sexual assault includes any unwanted sexual contact.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO:
- Not be told how to dress.
- Change your mind at any time.
- Be treated with respect at all times.
YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO:
- Talk openly about your sexual expectations, wishes and intentions.
- Assert yourself by standing up for your rights.
- Take an equal role in your relationships.
- Reject sexual stereotypes that define women as passive, weak and irrational.
YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRESSURE OR FORCE SOMEONE TO HAVE SEX EVEN IF:
- You paid for dinner or a night out.
- You have had sex before with this partner.
- Your partner agrees to have sex then changes their mind.
- They dress provocatively, flirt or come on to you.
- You meet at a bar or hitchhiking.
- You think they want to have sex or want to be persuaded.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED
- Tell someone you trust. That could be a parent, teacher, friend or a rape crisis line.
- Report the rape - reporting is an important part or ending sexual violence.
- Go to a hospital - See a health care provider immediately for treatment of injuries and for tests. This can provide important medical evidence. Do no bathe before you go.
- Seek counseling - consult a trained rape crisis counselor, hospital, rape crisis center or mental health center. Advocates can assist with a counseling referral.
IMPORTANT NAMES AND NUMBERS
911 - to report sexual assault, dispatch will help you determine which law enforcement agency to report to.
303.569.3126 - 24 hour hot line to Clear Creek Advocates.