“One in six women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.”
-The Rape Abue & Incest National Network
"The first 72 hrs after a rape are crucial to obtaining evidence." -International Association of Forensic Nurses
What is Sexual Assault???
Sexual assault is any act of violence, either physical or verbal, in which sex is used as a weapon.
What to do if you are raped
1.Call the police. Tell them your location and that you were raped. Reporting does not mean you have to prosecute. It does mean that the police are aware of the crime and can look for and possibly catch your assailant before another person is raped.
2. Try to remember as many facts as you can about your attacker. Try to recall his clothing, height, weight, age, skin color, etc.
3. Don’t wash, douche or change clothes. You might destroy evidence. A change of clothes will be provided at the hospital.
4. Call WRAP at 1-800-273-8712. We are here to help you.
5. Go to the hospital emergency room. It is important to have a physical examination to assess your injuries. Also, evidence can be collected. You do not have to prosecute even though you go to the hospital, but law enforcement officials must be notified.
6. If you do not report the rape, see a doctor soon. WRAP’s services are available even if you do or do not report the rape. We are here to help.