What to do if you have been sexually assaulted
- Remember: it is not your fault.
- Report the incident to your local law enforcement.
- Go immediately to a MedCentral emergency department.
If the assault occurred within three days do not:
- have a bowel movement
- change clothes
Ultimately, the decision to prosecute a person for sexual assault is yours as an adult. Remember that prosecuting a perpetrator is the only way we can stop that person from striking again. Prosecuting sexual assault sends a message that the behavior will not be tolerated.