Sexual Assault/Abuse

By: Hannah Ritchie

Fact #1

What is sexual assault/abuse?


Sexual Assault is an activity of a sexual nature that happens without consent.


Sexual Abuse is when an adult or older child forces, tricks, threatens, or bribes a child into sexual activity

Fact #2

Many people are forced into having sex that they do not want to have by pressure or by threats and this action is called coercion.


Some people, on the other hand, agree to participate in having sex, which is called consent.

Fact #3

Rape is when someone forces another person to have sexual intercourse with them without their consent.


A person who has committed a crime against someone, such as rape, they are called an offender or perpetrator.

Fact #4

Stranger Sexual Assault is when sexual intercourse is forced on the victim by a completely unknown or surprise attacker.

Other Facts

- Men can also be victims of rape

- Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in America alone

- Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows

- Girls in college are more likely to be raped then older women

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