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Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

  • Rape or sexual assault is a crime of violence, not sex
  • It is an expression of power and control
  • Sexual assault victims can be of any race, sex, age, ethnicity, nationality, religious preference, sexual orientation or socio-economic background

The terms sexual assault and rape are used interchangeably. They refer to any sexual contact without expressed consent between two or more people. Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault; it does not matter how she or he is dressed or what is being done.

Date rape is used to describe sexual assault between dating partners. Sexual assault by a perpetrator who knows the victim is known as acquaintance rape.

If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of sexual assault please contact the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s 24-hour hotline at (340)773-9272 for free and confidential assistance. You are not alone. We are here to help.



The Women's Coalition of St. Croix
P.O. Box 222734
Christiansted, VI 00822-2734

Telephone: (340) 773-9272
Facsimile: (340) 773-9062

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