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can do if I have been recently sexually assaulted?
Remember, it is NOT your fault! Sexual assault is never the victims
fault. Rape is a violent crime and you are a survivor.
a safe place and consider notifying the police.
An advocate at WomenSafe can help you figure out what your options are
and support you through any medical or police procedure related to the
You may have injuries you cannot see, so it is important to make sure
you are ok. Whether you report it or not, it is important to take care
you think there is the slightest chance you would want to report the
assault to the police, ask to have a rape kit done to collect
evidence at the hospital.
You can do it anonymously and save the evidence for up to 6 months.
You do not have to make a police report, but the rape kit is crucial
if you decide to report in the future.
bathe, douche, eat, drink, smoke, urinate or change clothing if possible,
as evidence may be destroyed. If you have changed, place each piece
of clothing you were wearing during the assault in a separate PAPER