Sexual violence happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence.
As a victim of domestic abuse, rape, forcible sodomy or stalking you have certain rights. These rights are as follows:
1. The right to request that charges be pressed against your assailant;
2. The right to request protection from any harm or threat of harm arising out of your cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution on the level of protection available;
3. The right to be informed of financial assistance and other social services available as a result of being a victim , including information on how to apply for the assistance and services;
4. The right to file a petition for a protective order or, when the domestic abuse occurs when the court is not open for business, to request an emergency temporary protective order.
Rape is traumatic and affects the victim physically and emotionally. Every victim reacts differently to being raped. No matter how you feel, remember it wasn't you fault. There is nothing wrong with you and you should tell someone what happened.
This is a toll-free number that is available 24-hour a day. It provides help for victims in Pushmataha, Choctaw and McCurtain counties here in Oklahoma.
The Safe-Line is a toll-free V/TDD accessible 24-hour hotline for Oklahomans seeking help or information about domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
The national sexual assault hotline is a 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault throughout the nation. They also have a website with more information on sexual violence. Click the link below to access their website.
"I suppose I'll be remembered as dull. Timid. No one ever knew me. People came. They went. I was kind, I think. Not sympathetic, but considerate of others. I always gave up my place in line. I loaned out pencils and paper, or let people take them from me. I never reported a sexual assault." ~ Julie Anne Peters