Speaking Out About Sexual AssaultMark Clore ·
If you have been sexually assaulted, know that you are not alone. It's so common in the United States that April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It's disheartening that this grievous form of personal injury affects 1 in 5 women, as well as 1 in 59 men, per the CDC. However, it's important to acknowledge the victims, and give them the strength to stand up for their rights. Sexual Violence is More than Rape When most people think of sexual assault, it's assumed that a rape occurred. Although that certainly falls under the same umbrella, there are numerous forms of it, including:
- Penetration of an unwilling party
- Attempted penetration of an unwilling party- even if the act is not completed
- Attempts to force an unwilling party to penetrate the perpetrator, regardless of whether it is successful
- Unwanted physical sexual contact
- Unwanted non-physical sexual incidents, like verbal sexual harassment or threats
- Suffer from depression
- Suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Abuse alcohol
- Abuse drugs
- Contemplate suicide
Charleston Sexual Assault AttorneyIf you or someone you love has been hurt, please reach out for help. There are numerous agencies which can provide you with medical care and counseling. At the same time, you may be entitled to reparations for the acts committed against you. Courts commonly award funds for medical bills, counseling, and pain and suffering. We can help you through this difficult time and will treat your case with the respect it deserves. Please contact us using our online form or speak with one of our attorneys right away by calling 1(800)610-2546.
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