SEXUAL ASSAULT - NEVER THE VICTIM'S FAULT

Doesn't matter what you were doing, if you were friends or on a date with the person, what you were wearing, whether or not you were too afraid to say no or run away….

Definition

Any sexual activity involving a person who does not or cannot consent to sexual contact. It can be many things including: rape, sexual contact, obscene phone calls, sexting, distribution of explicit photos, exposing, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of client by professionals.

Consent

IS BASED ON CHOICE. CONSENT IS AN ACTIVE, RESPECTFUL, COMFORTABLE AND UNDENIABLE "YES". IT IS ACTIVE NOT PASSIVE. CONSENT IS POSSIBLE ONLY WHEN THERE IS EQUAL POWER. GIVING IN BECAUSE OF FEAR IS NOT CONSENT. GOING ALONG WITH SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN DECEIVED OR OVERWHELMED AND PRESSURED OR YOU FELT AFRAID TO SCREAM OR STRUGGLE IS NOT CONSENT. IN ND CONSENT CANNOT BE GIVEN BY ANYONE 14 YEARS AND UNDER NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.