Did you know that 1 in 3 girls under the age 18 experience sexual assault. Sexual Assault is defined as an “assault of a sexual nature that violates the sexual integrity of the victim.” Now days in our society more and more women all around the world are coming out with they story of how they were assaulted by man such as bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and many more. Many organizations and movements work to advocate for survivors by raise awareness of sexual assault, but in today’s society continues to normalized.
Right here in our city human trafficking and sexual assault cases are now more comment then ever. Detective mike hay of London police is in charge of the human trafficking /sexual assault unite encourage victim saying “its a difficult thing to go though for someone who has been sexually assaulted and talking to some one helps.” Sexual assault is committed by a person in order to feel powerful. It can come in different forms such as
- Sexual touching of any kind
- unwanted kissing or groping.
- oral or anal intercourse against your will or without your full consent.
Sexual assault of any type can be a very traumatic experience and have long-lasting consequences that effects for victims and their loved ones. having your love ones around you is an important support system to have. The way society views sexual assault and violence needs to change in order for sexual assault to decrease.
For Sexual Assault Center of London 24 hours crisis and support line call 519.642.3000