Sexual Assault Information and Services
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is a crime of power and control. Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, no matter what age or gender, ethnicity or soci-economic class. Sexual assault includes:
- Forcing sexual contact through physical or psychological means.
- Tricking or coercing one to expose body parts to another.
- Presenting pornographic materials to minors.
- Rape and incest
- Child sexual molestation
- Sexual harassment
Sexual Assault Services
- 24-hour Crisis Hotline 1-800-654-1211
- Police, court and hospital accompaniments
- Support groups
- Individual counseling
- Referral information
Free individual counseling and support groups for victims of sexual assault are offered in New Bloomfield, Elizabethville, and Harrisburg. Call 1-800-654-1211 if you have any questions or would like to access services.
Sexual assault remains the most dramatically underreported crime in the United States, with an estimated two-thirds of attacks unreported. Most rapes are known as acquaintance rapes, where the victim knows the attacker. Women are raped more often than men, but male victims of sexual assault experience similar post-assault trauma as women.