This article gives a brief definition of a “Sexual Assault” and explains how and why you should file a Police report if you are a victim.
Definition of Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault is defined as; a person intentionally touches another person’s private parts over or under the clothes for sexual gratification. It also includes kissing.
Some states include rape as part of the definition of sexual assault.
How to file the Police report
This is a serious crime, also an unacceptable, offensive invasion of one’s body. If you are a victim of sexual assault, call 9-1-1 to have the Police respond to your location to help you, conduct the investigation and take a report or if you are able to, go into your nearest Police station for help or call.
You are a victim in the jurisdiction where the sexual assault occurred.
What you need to file the report
Provide the Police with a full complete account of what happened and any suspect information you might have. No matter how little you may think any information you have about the assault, tell the Police.
Why file a report
You are filing this report for several reasons. First, the suspect will be brought to justice and held accountable for the crime he has committed. He will be put in jail so no one else will ever be assaulted by this person.
You are filing this report for several reasons. First, a suspect could be caught, brought to justice and held accountable for the crime he has committed.
Filing Police reports also help the Police track where crime is occurring so they can put more Police resources in the areas where crime is highest.
Filing this Police report is a very detailed process.
Once you have filed a report, make sure, that you always get your Police report case number and either a receipt that you filed a report or an actual copy of the report for your records.
Article also posted on Triond by Scott Hallock