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Sexual Abuse/Assault 

What To Do If You’re Sexually Assaulted


Seek medical attention
. Go to a hospital where special expertise is available. A medical examination is very important. You can decide later whether to pursue legal action against the attacker, but if you don’t permit evidence to be collected now, you will not be able to retrieve it later. You should be tested later for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection, such as HIV.

Don’t wash or change clothes, brush teeth or go to the bathroom. By doing any of these things, you could be destroying evidence you can use against the attacker.

Report the crime to the police and/or college officials. After a police officer takes your statement, you can decide whether to press charges. If your attacker is a college student, please consider providing information to the college, and cooperate with any investigation procedures the college may initiate.

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