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Laws

What is Sexual Assault?

In North Carolina, the law considers it rape when sex is unwanted or nonconsensual including oral and anal penetration, sexual touching, fondling, rape and a variety of other acts.

For more information:
Information/Types of Sexual Assault/Was it Rape

  • If you want to report the crime, notify the police immediately.
  • Reporting the crime can help you regain a sense of personal power and control.

Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, states: may not “require a victim of sexual assault to participate in the criminal justice system or cooperate with law enforcement in order to be provided with a forensic medical exam.