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Defining Sexual Assault

Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States have been raped at some point in their lives.



Here are some facts about the definition of sexual assault because of the staggering numbers of professionals that dismiss this crime. Sexual assault is not just the act of rape, but any nonconsensual sexual act. It is important for professionals and communities to understand the definition, signs and preventative measures of sexual assault in order to end victimization.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&sectionNum=243.4&fbclid=IwAR2Yj8TUKFiH1jqJ4yf8s2iGf0GZNfeJOLjELkYqiqB4zAhz2IkE3mXGo8E

https://www.justice.gov/ovw/sexual-assault?fbclid=IwAR2jn0Bp-t5u4jXCkpm0HN8rPalAMTbodG43NnPRL11ieZ93AQskt2Q7lJY

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