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We think of a sexual assault being prosecuted in a criminal case, but a sex crime can also be part of a lawsuit in a civil case. While a criminal charge against a perpetrator can bring fines, probation and jail time; a civil lawsuit is aimed at monetary compensation for the victim of the sexual […]

A May, 2015 Department of Defense press briefing on sexual assault in the military revealed a new commitment by top military personnel to acknowledge and better understand the alarmingly high rate of sexual assault in the American military. Under increasing pressure to address the rate of sexual assault in the military, the Defense Department created […]

Young adults ages 18-24 are at high risk for sexual assault and sexual violence. Sadly, sexual assault is rampant on college campuses. In fact, sexual violence is more pervasive on college campuses compared to other crimes: college women are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted as they are to be robbed. College campus sexual […]

The term sexual assault refers to a variety of sex crimes from rape to internet sex crimes and molestation. In Washington State, rape is defined as forcible* sexual intercourse** without the other person’s consent. *Force can be both physical and emotional, including the use of intimidation, coercion or a threat. **Sexual intercourse is defined as […]