How Do You Report A Sex Crime?

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How Do You Report A Sex Crime?

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• Know the definition of sex crimes and what they encompass. A sex crime is any unwanted sexual act without consent. • Sexual assault includes rape, attempted rape, sodomy, molestation and fondling. • Sex crimes don’t occur just by force, they can also occur by tricks, manipulation or pressure. • Find a safe place away from an attacker after being assaulted sexually. • Contact a trusted friend. It is often easier to tell a friend about crimes such as rape. • The moral support of a friend tends to make reporting to the legal system a little easier. • Report a sex crime by calling police at 9-1-1. • Communities, particularly college campuses, also have other options for reporting a sex crime, including women’s centers and counseling centers. • The Jeanne Clery Act established college campus crime reporting requirements. It is named after a Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered on campus. • Preserve evidence in order to prosecute a sexual assailant. The urge to bathe and t