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.
Note: Each case is different and depends upon the date of offense or offenses, where the perpetrator has been living, the law at the time of offense, and changes that may have extended. Statute of Limitations should be explored with law enforcement, prosecution and or civil attorneys.
We are not lawyers, the information on this website does not constitute legal advice, and the information on this website in no way creates an attorney-client relationship between The Army of Survivors, its employees, Board Members, or other affiliates. We encourage you to contact a lawyer to discuss your complaint or potential lawsuit.