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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 nonconsensual contact 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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