Sexual Assault and Abuse

by: Ava Riedel

What is Sexual Assault

any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.

Facts on Sexual Assault

-its also known as rape

-results in about 32,000 pregnancies each year

-rape survivors are 13 times more likely to attempt suicide than are people who have not be victims of the crime

what is Sexual Abuse

forcing undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another.

Facts on Sexual Abuse

-approximately 35% of women and 20% of men in the U.S. were sexually abused as children

-1 in every 3 girls and 1 in every 4 guys are abused by the age of 18

-85% of child abuse takes place with a family member or friend in the home