Legally, sexual assault is any unwanted sexual act a person is forced to perform or receive that includes touching of the genitals or breasts. This includes rape, sodomy, touching or oral sex where the victim is unwilling or unable to give verbal consent — including being under 16 years old, intoxicated, drugged or unconscious. If you have been raped or sexually assaulted and need help call our 24-hour hotline or access the Need Our Help section of this website.
Only 20% of rape survivors actually report the rape or sexual assault. This means if 100 rapes are reported to police, another 400 women, children or men did not report the crime.
Survivors can reach out to the RCC Hotline 409.765.Safe (7233) to get information and help in deciding if reporting a rape or assault is something they want to do. If you have just been assaulted, you may also want to read this information about how to preserve evidence and what to do next. You will be able to access all programs through the RCC Hotline.
Child Sexual Abuse
Child Sexual Abuse includes fondling a child’s genitals, masturbation, oral-genital contact, digital penetration, and vaginal and anal intercourse. However, it is not only physical contact between an adult and child, child sexual abuse also includes exposure, voyeurism, masturbation and child pornography. An abuser using the imbalance in age, size, knowledge or emotional power to force a child to engage in sexual contact with the child’s peers is also child sexual abuse.