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Choosing not to report is okay. The process of healing is not the same for everyone, and it takes a lot of mental energy to go through the reporting process, so you should make sure you are in a healthy place to move forward. It is also okay to change your mind and decide to report later on. Keep in mind that there may be legal barriers, like the Statute of Limitations, that you will have to consider.

Please DO make sure you are practicing self care and the four recommendations found here. We are here for you if you need anything.

It may be helpful to consider getting a Sexual Assault Forensic exam to collect evidence as well. This is just in case later you do decide to report.

 

We are not lawyers, and the information on this website does not constitute legal advice. We encourage you to contact a lawyer to discuss your complaint or suit.