Sexual Assault

Turning Point exists to end domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse through safe shelter, advocacy, prevention, and social change.


of victims know the perpetrator of the sexual assault.

What To Do When Assaulted

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What is Rape/Sexual Assault?

  • Any sexual behavior that is against the will of another person.
  •  Often through manipulation, force, or coercion.
  • Types of sexual assault include:
    • Rape
    • Sexual battery
    • Child sexual abuse
    • Incest
    • Same-sex assault
  •  It is not motivated by sex.
    • It’s a crime committed to exert power and control over the victim, or to inflict humiliation and violence upon the victim.
  • It may or may not involve physical injuries, but it always causes emotional distress.
  • Sexual assault is a crime.