The decision to report to law enforcement is entirely yours. Some survivors say that reporting and seeking justice helped them recover and regain a sense of control over their lives. Understanding how to report and learning more about the experience can take away some of the unknowns and help you feel more prepared. To learn more about the options in your area, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at HOPE
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Walk-in service has been discontinued until further notice. Exceptions i. To access our services, please reach out to us through our usual Helplines. Sexual assault including rape can be highly traumatic. It can take a long time to recover after such a crime. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please know that it is not your fault.
Jump to navigation. Please note: Entries within this blog may contain references to instances of domestic abuse, dating abuse, sexual assault, abuse or harassment. At all times, Break the Cycle encourages readers to take whatever precautions necessary to protect themselves emotionally and psychologically. Sexual assault takes an enormous physical and emotional toll on a survivor, who may still be processing what happened, and may not be totally ready to handle retelling their story.
It was not easy for Cindy, 22, to tell the police that she had been raped by her boyfriend of almost two years in She said she did so last year, after he started "stalking" her and threatening to blackmail her with compromising pictures. But she was told by a police officer that her chances of getting the perpetrator convicted were low, she said.